Copyright Scavenger Hunt Activity

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Copyright Scavenger Hunt Activity Instructions

In this activity you will go on an "Internet Scavenger Hunt" in a search for answers to important copyright questions. Below you will find 3 URLs and 10 questions. Use the appropriate URL to answer the associated question. Use the following worksheet to store your answers: Scavenger Hunt Worksheet.

Copyright Scavenger Hunt Activity

Review the following URL (#1): http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

Answer the following questions:

  1. What is copyright?
  2. What types of works does a copyright protect?
  3. Does a copyright cover inventions and/or discoveries?
  4. Do you have to register your works in order to be protected by copyright?
  5. Are U.S. copyright laws enforced world-wide?
Review the following URL (#2): http://creativecommons.org/about/license/

Answer the following questions:
  1. How many different unique licenses exist within the Creative Commons?
  2. Is "Public" a license option within the Creative Commons?
  3. Can you combine multiple licenses to create a user-specific license?
Review the following URL (#3): http://www.teachingcopyright.org/handout/public-domain-faq

Answer the following questions:
  1. How many different public domain works exist?
  2. What is the current default term of a work in the public domain?