Music, Movies and Computer Software Copyrights Self-Quiz










The definition for ?musical works? is provided by:
Choice 1 §101 of Title 17.
Choice 2 §302 of Title 17.
Choice 3 The 1984 Supreme Court case of Schechter v. Compendium.
Choice 4 The definition is somewhat debatable.
The 1908 White-Smith piano roll case is important because:
Choice 1 It preceded the 1909 Act and served as the impetus for that Act.
Choice 2 It interpreted the definition of “copy” of a musical composition, even though that definition is no longer used.
Choice 3 It established that musical works can be copyrighted regardless of which instrument is used to perform the work.
Choice 4 This is a famous Constitutional Law case and has nothing to do with Copyright.
Recorded music is not copyrightable because:
Choice 1 The recording, whether analog or digital, does not constitute a “writing.”
Choice 2 Recordings cannot be understood on their own but require a machine or device to recreate the work.
Choice 3 The 1976 Act took into account the public policy of permitting free exchange of recording.
Choice 4 Recorded music can be copyrighted.
Mark is a struggling musician who is having difficulty making ends meet. He invests his rent money in a DVD burner and begins copying recently released movies which he sells to his friends and his friends? friends. This is problematic because:
Choice 1 §102(a)(6) protects audiovisual works.
Choice 2 §101 defines audiovisual works in a way which includes movies on DVDs.
Choice 3 The Motion Picture Association of America does not look kindly upon infringers.
Choice 4 All of the above.

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