Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns


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Which of the following is an example of an intellectual property?

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1. Copyright law gives authors the exclusive rights to their work, including the right to make copies for the author's lifetime plus how many years after death?

2. Which term refers to software that is distributed for free with accessible source code that can be modified and improved by anyone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Intellectual property is a big deal in the computer age, and this quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the issues inherent in intellectual property. You'll have to know definitions and examples surrounding intellectual property.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll have to answer questions regarding:

  • The intangible right that is the result of original thought
  • A law that gives authors the exclusive right to their work
  • Software that is distributed for free with accessible source code that can be modified by anyone

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related accounting lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of an open source program
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately describe software that is distributed for a price and the source code is not accessible and cannot be modified by the user

Additional Learning

If you need to find out more about this topic, take a look at the lesson, Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns. This lesson covers objectives, like:

  • Learn about software piracy
  • Differentiate between patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • Understand the difference between open and closed source software