What are Copyright Laws? - Definition & Overview


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Which one of the following is the best explanation of copyright law?

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1. How long does a copyright in the United States last?

2. What's the fair use doctrine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are original creative works protected and what rights are granted the artist with such protection? You will need to know details about these topics in order to successfully answer the questions found in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you can expect questions on:

  • An explanation of copyright law
  • How long a copyright in the U.S. lasts
  • The definition of the fair use doctrine
  • Accurate statements about copyright law
  • Elements needed to obtain copyright protection

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the legal protection of creative works
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the fair use doctrine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the requirements that must be met in order to receive copyright protection

Additional Learning

Get more information on this legal topic through the lesson called What are Copyright Laws? - Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson provides more information to meet these objectives:

  • Explain what a copyright is
  • Identify what governs copyright law in the U.S.
  • List and explain the requirements needed for copyright protection
  • Discuss copyright registration
  • Provide details about the fair use doctrine