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12 - Copyright of Algorithms

 1. What is copyright?

  A type of intellectual property right

  A way of keeping information secret

  Permission to copy something for free

  Something that does not apply to computers

 2. Copyright laws allow the creator(s) of original material to decide how the material can be used.
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 3. Unauthorised use of someone else's work is known as …

  highway robbery

  swindling

  piracy

  smuggling

 4. If you wrote a song in the UK or USA would you own the copyright?

  Yes

  If you pay a fee

  No

  After ten years

 5. Copyright laws originate in England from legislation that came into effect in 1710 called the Statute of Anne.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 6. Modern copyright laws in the UK are governed by the …

  Copyright and Inventions Act 1922

  Intellectual Property Act 2016

  Copyright Statute 1996

  Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

 7. If you devise a basic algorithm, would this idea be protected by copyright in the UK or USA?

  Provided no one has thought of it before

  No

  Yes

  If you pay a fee

 8. If you write a programme, will the code be protected by copyright in the UK or USA?

  After ten years

  Yes

  If you pay a fee

  No

 9. A Creative Commons (CC) licence allows copyright owners to …
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  limit the time during which their work can be used

  give up their copyright for free use

  stop their work from being used by anyone else

  specify what people can and can’t do with their work

 10. Copyright laws vary in different countries so it is advisable to get advice on local laws.

  

  

  FALSE

  TRUE