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Rules of Copyright

Here’s a chance to find out how much you really know about the rules of copyright and the risks of illegal copies. Just click True or False to learn the answers.

1. Copyright laws apply only to content protected by a copyright symbol.

 TRUE
 FALSE

2. Copyright laws apply only to content on websites located in the country that it is hosted.

 TRUE
FALSE

3. It’s OK to copy a limited amount of content from the Internet for schoolwork.

 TRUE
FALSE

4. It’s OK to copy content from the Internet for your own personal use.

TRUE
FALSE

5. It’s OK to trade copies of music, films, and software through a file-sharing network.

TRUE
FALSE

6. It’s OK to install borrowed software on your computer or load borrowed music onto your MP3 player.

TRUE
FALSE

7. It’s OK to make a back-up copy of software that you have legally purchased.

TRUE
FALSE

8. It’s OK to burn copies of music and software CDs for your friends.

TRUE
FALSE

9. Illegally copied software can infect your computer with a virus, even if you have anti-virus protection.

TRUE
FALSE

10. Illegally copied software can let strangers steal personal information from your computer.

TRUE
FALSE

11. Illegally copied software can be traced automatically by law enforcement authorities as soon as you install it.

TRUE
FALSE

12. It’s against the law to buy or sell illegally copied software, but it’s not against the law to have it on your computer.

TRUE
FALSE

13. It’s against the law to operate most kinds of software without a license.

TRUE
FALSE

14. It’s against the law to send copies of copyrighted songs and pictures that you find on the Internet by email.

TRUE
FALSE

15. It’s against the law to copy music, films, and software, but no one’s ever gone to jail for it.

TRUE
FALSE