In addition to being a violation of federal law, copyright infringement is considered a violation of the University's Proper Use policy and the Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities.
Copyright law always permits me to copy protected materials and share them with friends and colleagues.
If an item doesn't have a copyright notice or have a copyright symbol, that means it is not protected by copyright.
After I buy a computer program, I may install the software onto another computer as long as I do not violate the end user license agreement.
When you purchase a book or movie online, you're purchasing a copyright for that particular work.
When can one legally use copyrighted materials without permission?
I am never allowed to use copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder.
I can use any copyrighted material without acquiring permission as long as I am not making a profit from it.
I can use copyrighted works without permission, as long as it is used in an educational setting.
I can use a limited amount of copyrighted materials under "Fair Use", without obtaining permission, in circumstances like parody, criticism, scholarship, and teaching.
“P2P" is a term used to describe a type of decentralized network architecture used by file-sharing programs. "BitTorrent" is an example of a common protocol for distributing digital media over a P2P network. What does P2P stand for?
When you use a P2P file-sharing program, such as BitTorrent, which one of the following statements is false.
A P2P file-sharing program may have the default configuration of starting up automatically without your knowledge.
If you pay to be a member of a P2P file-sharing community, the files you download are free from copyright protection.
A P2P file-sharing program or a downloaded media file (music, movie, or software) may contain a virus or other malware.
If you use a P2P file-sharing program, it may send information about your computer to others and allow them to download copyrighted materials from your computer.
Copyright in a work created today by a single author will last in the United States for:
50 years after the death of the author
70 years after the death of the author
28 years, followed by a 28-year renewal term (if renewed)
Students hold the copyright in works they create during their coursework at the University of Michigan.