Global Issue Study Guide Questions


  1. Which court case upheld the power of Congress to make a grant of copyright protection subject to conditions and rejected the doctrine of a doctrine common law copyright?
  2. What was the first copyright law?
  3. TRUE OR FALSE: it is legal to plagiarize in America?
  4. In what case did the decision held that it was a fair use for libraries to photocopy articles for use by patrons engaged in scientific research?
  5. In 1831 how many years was copyright protection extended to?
  6. What was the 1983: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp. v. Crooks?
  7. In what important document of copyright was this stated in: “the Congress shall have power . . . to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”?






  1. 1834: Wheaton v. Peters
  2. The 1710 Statue of Anne Act
  3. FALSE
  4. 1973: Williams and Wilkins Co. v. United States
  5. 14 years
  6. In this case the District Court ruled that making off-the-air copies of publicly broadcast television programs does not constitute fair use even if it is intended for a non-commercial and charitable purpose
  7. The constitution in 1787 in Article 1 section 8








  1. true or false: Copying deleted or so disguised as to be unrecognizable is not copying
  2. What are the two consequences of copyright infringement?
  3. How do you know when something is copyrighted?
  4. Define copyright
  5. What are some ways you can get copyrights?



  1.  true
  2.  Being fined up to $200-150,000 and jail
  3. Once something is created it can be legally protected by law, once submit to the Copyright Office
  4. An exclusive legal right given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
  5.  Mail or email it to yourself, register your creation to Copyright Office