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Copyright Law Basics for the Nursing Professional

Part 1

Using the Work of Others

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: September/October 2015 - Volume 31 - Issue 5 - p E8
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000198


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GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide an overview of copyright law as it applies to the use of protected resources and the sharing of information by nurse professionals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this continuing education activity, you will be able to:

1. Recognize the basics of copyright law, including the doctrine of Fair Use and the TEACH Act.

2. Identify how copyright law applies to nurses in professional development.

  1. The four pillars of intellectual property law include trademark, patent, trade secret, and
    1. ownership.
    2. fair trade.
    3. copyright.
  2. What did Mikos-Schild (2010) note would protect educators from being accused of infringing on owners’ rights?
    1. applying for ownership of borrowed items
    2. knowing what rights are protected
    3. using only originally produced materials
  3. The Copyright Act of 1976 states that copyright protection is granted to original works of authorship
    1. whose authors have declared ownership.
    2. that have been granted a copyright status.
    3. fixed in any tangible medium.
  4. What does the “bundle of rights” of the Copyright Act give owners of works?
    1. protection
    2. financial reimbursement
    3. means of communication
  5. Graphics, photos, journal articles, texts, learning modules, sound recordings, and audiovisuals commonly used by nursing professional development specialists (NPDSs) are all
    1. unprotected.
    2. fair use materials.
    3. tangible forms.
  6. Copyright protection begins when a work is
    1. created in a fixed form.
    2. published.
    3. granted a copyright symbol.
  7. Which of the following is not copyright protected?
    1. ideas recorded on a tangible form
    2. material produced by the U.S. government
    3. unpublished manuscripts
  8. Failure to give credit for ideas that are not one’s own is considered
    1. copyright infringement.
    2. plagiarism.
    3. fair use.
  9. Which of the following is a factor when determining fair use?
    1. the effect of the use on the value of the work
    2. permissions granted for others to use the work
    3. the original method of expression
  10. Which of the following statements about the doctrine of fair use is accurate?
    1. Fair use is a substitute for purchasing a work.
    2. Fair use doctrine provides concrete rules for uniform interpretation.
    3. Its definition is decided in court on a case-by-case basis.
  11. In challenging Mikos-Schild’s interpretation of copyright law, the authors point out that fair use does not protect one when
    1. making copies of the same article time after time.
    2. using protected works spontaneously.
    3. using copyrighted works in a classroom.
  12. Which of the following allows exemptions to copyright infringement but is intended to apply only to faculty in academic institutions for technology and education and meeting very specific requirements?
    1. Doctrine of Fair Use
    2. the TEACH Act
    3. Copyright Law Section 107
  13. The first step in Richard Stim’s five-step permission process is to
    1. identify the owner.
    2. determine if permission is needed.
    3. contact the author.
  14. What resource provides both copyright education and services with options such as “pay for use” and “annual license”?
    1. the Copyright Clearance Center
    3. the TEACH Act Tool Kit
  15. In her book, Movie Clips That Teach and Train (2011), Pluth says that, when showing a clip of a movie in public, one should
    1. not charge viewers.
    2. include a citation.
    3. purchase a license.
  16. Which action would be most likely to protect a journal club from copyright violation?
    1. posting a link to a journal article on a website with access limited to those with subscriptions
    2. providing multiple hard copies of an article for all club members to use
    3. allowing nonsubscribing club members to view an article through a secure website
  17. When someone takes a photograph of a slide in an unprotected presentation viewable from a public space, the copyright of the picture itself would be owned by the
    1. slide producer.
    2. picture taker.
    3. presenter.
  18. Once a presenter e-mails a copy of a presentation to an attendee, permission for the recipient to share it with a class
    1. is assumed.
    2. cannot be revoked.
    3. should be obtained in writing.
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