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Copyright, Trademarks, and Patents - Quiz

Each question is worth one point. Select the best answer or answers for each question.
1. Your company wants to use an excerpt from a famous writer's collection of memoirs in a marketing piece. The collection was published 10 years ago and the author is still alive. In order to use the piece, how long must you wait?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The author's life plus 20 years
  B. The author's life plus 50 years
  C. The copyright owner's life plus 25 years
  D. The copyright owner's life plus 75 years

2. Which of the following items are characteristics of a trademark?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Ownership of intellectual property
  B. Ownership of a symbol, brand name, or company name
  C. Ownership of an original work of art
  D. Ownership of an Internet domain name

3. Copyright protection applies to which of the following items?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Any independently created work
  B. The discovery of a new mathematical formula
  C. Any original work, fact, or idea
  D. An email message sent over the Internet

4. For which of the following examples may a patent be granted?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Any product to be sold
  B. A published document
  C. A process controlled by computer algorithms
  D. An invention of a new computer chip design

5. In which of the following examples does U.S. copyright law apply to Internet content?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The copyright owner may grant permission and may charge fees for the use of his or her material.
  B. Anyone may use the copyrighted material because it was published on the Web.
  C. No one may use material copyrighted by someone else if it is published on the Internet.
  D. The owner may give, but not sell, the right to use his or her material.