Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Test your copyright knowledge: Copyright Quiz 1.0

Copyright Quiz 1.0

The purpose of this quiz is to test your knowledge on general copyright principles. Answers are at the bottom of this posting.

True or False?

T F 1. Copyright law protects ideas.

T F 2. Copyright law protects all titles of books and movies.

T F 3. Content on blogs and websites are in the public domain.

T F 4. You need permission to summarize the ideas in a newspaper article.

T F 5. Copyright is automatic upon the creation and fixation of a work.

T F 6. Copyright law is part of a larger area of law called intellectual property.

T F 7. If there is no  symbol on a work, then it is not protected by copyright.

T F 8. Copyright registration is not mandatory for securing copyright in a work.

T F 9. All permissions to use a copyright-protected work must be in writing.

T F 10. When you purchase a painting, you own the physical painting however you do not own the copyright in the painting.

If you would like to discuss any of the answers, please post a comment below.


This quiz was created March 31, 2009.

 Copyrightlaws.com 2009

Answers: 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5T, 6T, 7F, 8T, 9F, 10T

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Digital Content Management online course syllabus

Digital Content Management (“DCM”)
Advanced Course

1. Understanding digital content
Copyright Law
2. The interplay between copyright law and digital content
3. Specific digital copyright Issues
4. The relevancy of international copyright law
5. Technology and licensed content
Licensing Issues
6. What are digital rights or electronic rights?
7. How to license digital content
8. Learning to negotiate licenses
9. Licensing content: specific clauses
10. Licensing content: standard clauses
11. Developing a written licensing strategy policy
Legally Using Licensed Content
12. Monitoring legal and illegal uses of licensed digital content
13. What to do if you are accused of infringing copyright
14. How to avoid copyright infringements by your enterprise and end users
Advanced Management Issues
15. Organizing your digital content
16. Planning for the future of digital content

Course includes a discussion blog moderated by Lesley Ellen Harris, copyrightlaws.com.
Next offering: April 20 - May 22, 2009
Register at www.acteva.com/go/copyright