Media Centre for Asia
Activity on Copyright
and Open Licensing
Education Specialist, eLearning, COL
Principal Investigator, ROER4D
Q.1: True or False
‘Public Domain’ means the work is available to
public on the open through the web.
‘Public Domain’ means work that are copyright
expired or explicitly identified as PD by the
Q.2: True or False
Expression of facts can be copyrighted.
Facts cannot be copyrighted, but the way a
writer states or expresses those facts can be
Q.3: Choose the right answer
Fair use is:
(a) the right to copy a work in entirety
(b) a defense against copy right infringement
(c) a right of teachers to make copies
(d) right to download anything available online
Fair use is about use of work for review,
criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching
… scholarship or research.
Q.5: Choose the right answer
The term of copyright in India :
(a) Lasts for the life of the author plus 60 years
(b) Depends on copyright notice
(c) Lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years
(d) Is different for individual authors and corporate authors.
The years vary from country to country, but in
India it is up to 60 years post the death of the
Q.6: Choose the right answer
Fair use is decided on the basis of:
(a) Amount of work copied
(b) Effect on the commercial market of the original work
(c) Purpose of the use
(d) All the above.
While deciding ‘fair use’ a range of issues are
Q.7: True or False
Central to the concept of copyright is the idea
that you own and have control over anything
that you create.
Creator of the work or the author has all the
Q.8: Choose the right answer
Which of the following are in public domain?
(a) A book published in 2014
(b) Works of Prem Chand
(c) A book published in 1950 whose author died last year
(d) A shareware computer program
Copyright expired case.
Q.9: Choose the right answer
Which of the following is not correct purpose of
(a) Enable copyright owners to silence their critics
(b) Enable authors to promote and share their work for economic gains
(c) Promote the progress of the arts, culture, and literature
(d) Give creators an incentive to create
Copyright does not give approval of any views.
Q.10: Yes or No
You have purchased a computer program and
install it in three computers in your
department, Is this violation of copyright?
You may be owning it for personal use and not
installing the same in other computers.
Remix Case 1
Consider a publication where the
author has identified the
following to be included. Decide
what license should be needed
and how you will go about it.
– Original texts plus, images from CC-
BY-SA, also texts from CC-BY-NC.
– Author has also indicated use of
some Copyrighted materials, and
have permission to be used by your
Remix Case 2
Consider a publication where the author
has identified the following to be
included. Decide what license should be
needed and how you will go about it.
– Original texts plus, images and texts
– Author has also indicated use of some
texts from CC-BY sources
– There are large number of images
from online sources, the author has