What do you know about copyright? - introduction

As a student, you must consider copyright.

It can be difficult to see how copyright issues apply to you, but if you take this quiz you will discover how copyright is important to be aware of when you are on a degree course; when you are writing an assignment, illustrating something with images, as well as making use of, and obtaining, articles and books.

 

PLEASE NOTE that this quiz is targeted towards students at Roskilde University, University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University! Therefore, the answers concerning copyright rules are targeted towards these institutions. Other rules may apply at your institution/educational programme. You need to check with your institution!

Enjoy!

Step 1: Images at the Internet

Can you link to images you find on the internet without asking the copyright holder of the image?

Please answer below.

  • A
    Yes, you may link to images that you find on the internet, if they have been uploaded legally!
    Congratulations your answer is correct
  • B
    No, you must always have permission.
    Sorry, answer is not correct

The correct answers are A

Yes, it is ok to link to images, but only if they have been made available in a lawful manner.
Don’t forget to quote the source!

Read more under Library Resources.

Step 2: Copy & Paste images from Google

Is it OK to copy & paste images from Google into a study assignment?

Images are defined as:
Visual art, drawings, photographs, illustrations, figures and graphs.

Library resources (links)

Please answer below.

  • A
    Yes
    Sorry, answer is not correct
  • B
    No
    Congratulations your answer is correct

The correct answers are B

As a general rule, no. But in some cases, yes:
● If the copyright holder has given explicit permission to do so.
● If it has been published under a Creative Commons (CC) license.
● If 70 years have elapsed since the death of the creator of the image, in some cases, however, this period may be 50 years.
● If your university has entered into an agreement with Copydan/VISDA, which allows students and staff permission to use images from the internet in assignments, presentations, teaching, as long as they are not made public, but made available via closed LMS’s, such as for example; Absalon, Moodle, Blackboard or an intranet.
● The images must have been made available via a legal means! Always remember to state the source!

Step 3: “Copyright 2011-2017”

What does “Copyright 2011-2017” mean on a web page?

Please answer below.

  • A
    That nothing from the website may be reproduced without asking for permission during this period.
    Sorry, answer is not correct
  • B
    It shows that a company is responsible for the website, and holds the copyright.
    Congratulations your answer is correct
  • C
    It is quite common for companies, organisations, and such like, to indicate on their website that they hold a copyright.
    Sorry, answer is not correct

The correct answers are B

This has no real significance. Whether or not a site has an explicit copyright message or a © symbol - the website and its content will still be covered by copyright.

Step 4: Scanning from a book

Can you scan a chapter from a book? And what are you allowed to do with it?

Please answer below.

  • A
    Yes, and you are permitted to share it within a closed forum (such as a "closed" Facebook page.)
    Sorry, answer is not correct
  • B
    Yes, as long as you do not share it with more than 50 of your fellow students.
    Sorry, answer is not correct
  • C
    No, you can ONLY scan material for your own use.
    Congratulations your answer is correct
  • D
    No, you can ONLY share a scanned copy with your study partner.
    Sorry, answer is not correct

The correct answers are C

No, you are ONLY permitted to scan a book for your own use.
● You are permitted to scan from printed books as long as this takes place at the library, and the scanned material remains for your personal use only. You are not permitted to forward or share scanned material.
● Facebook is regularly seen being used as a platform to share and upload teaching material in connection with studies. For example, articles you have access to through the agreements that apply to your university. But it is usually against copyright rules to share material through Facebook. This also applies even if the material is being shared within a closed group.
● However, you are permitted to share material on LMS systems (such as Blackboard or Absalon), as long as you follow the rules that your university has agreed with Copydan, Tekst og Node (see more under Library Resources).

Step 5: Share links

Can you share links to articles, e-books, etc., available via your university’s library?

Please answer below.

  • A
    No, it must state in the material that you are free to link to it.
    Sorry, answer is not correct
  • B
    Yes, you are always permitted to link to material from the library
    Congratulations your answer is correct

The correct answers are B

Yes, you are always permitted to link to the library's material.
You can send a link to an article from the library's e-resources to your fellow students.
You are also permitted to link to material that has been made publicly available on the internet in a legal manner.

Step 6: Physical copy of a book

Can you make a physical copy of a book and share it with your fellow students?

Please answer below.

  • A
    Yes
    Congratulations your answer is correct
  • B
    No
    Sorry, answer is not correct

The correct answers are A

Yes, but only single copies for private use.
You are permitted to share a hard copy or make a hard copy for your family or close friends.
But again - check the agreement that your university has entered into with Copydan, Tekst og Node.

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