1. Copyright ownership analysis starts with this principle:
The is the owner.
2. Which one of the following pairs of persons are joint authors?
a. A graduate student comes up with an idea for a web page
and a graduate student designs the page based on the faculty
A graduate student pays a student to create several images
for a powerpoint presentation the graduate student previously
A graduate student and one of her students orally agree that they will collaborate on an
interactive online tutorial. One authors a powerpoint presentation
and the other writes the code to convert the powerpoint
presentation to an interactive online tutorial.
A graduate student and a photographer discuss a collaboration, agreeing on what each will
contribute (textual content and photographs,
respectively) and what rights each expects to have in the finished work, explicitly
concluding that they both intend to be joint authors of the entire
tutorial when it's finished.
3. Which of the following employers successfully acquires copyright from the author of the described software?
a. The author is an employee whose job
responsibilities include computer programming. He creates a program to
convert powerpoint presentations to interactive online tutorials.
b. The author is hired to write a program to convert powerpoint presentations to interactive
online tutorials. He signs a contract, but it does not
mention copyright or work-for-hire.
4. What could be the legal justification for including someone else's work on a website or in a thesis or dissertation without permission?
a. The Copyright Crash Course quick guides to fair use in context
b. An analysis under the Four Factor Fair Use Test
c. The Educational Use Exemption
5. The Copyright Crash Course quick guides to fair use in context permit:
a. Displaying and performing audiovisual resources in connection with class assignments
b. Creatively altering a work in connection with class assignments
c. Using small amounts of others' works
d. All of the above
6. The Copyright Crash Course quick guides to fair use in context does not permit:
single articles or chapters on reserve for one semester
World-wide access to reserve
a digital copy from a copy that was itself made pursuant to fair use
If a use you wish to make of another's work is not covered by one of the Center for Media and Social Impact's fair use best practices statements, it may still be a fair use and can be analyzed using the Four Factor Fair Use Test.
The scope of fair use for educational uses is the same as the scope of fair use for commercial publishing.
9. Identify the resources that can help you get permission to use someone else's work:
a. Copyright Clearance Center
b. Publication Rights Clearing House
c. Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
d. Music Research Consultants
e. Motion Picture Licensing Corp.
10. Which types of materials can you find with Creative Commons and/or Open Access licenses permitting a wide variety of uses for educators, academics, and the public generally?
b. Journal articles
e. Audiovisual works
f. Educational resources