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May 2010     MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 192: Boxing Match

 
 

Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

1. Study the CLE article.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

3. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:

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MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055 

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you.

 
 Test Sheet
 
 

Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice.  All questions must be answered.  Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*

1. The antitrust laws generally permit companies to freely choose with whom they will deal.
 True.
 False.

2. According to rulings of the First and Ninth Circuits, a refusal to deal based on the exercise of intellectual property rights is presumptively unjustified.
 True.
 False.

3. A group boycott may constitute a violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
 True.
 False.

4. The antitrust laws and intellectual property laws are both intended to encourage innovation--the former by increasing competition and the latter by restricting it.
 True.
 False.

5. A breach of contract is a required element of a claim for tortious interference with contractual relationships.
 True.
 False.

6. Redbox owns the copyrights to the DVDs it rents through its kiosks.
  True.
 False.

7. Unilateral refusals to license content protected by an intellectual property right are generally lawful.
 True.
 False.

8. A supplier and its distributor have a vertical relationship.
 True.
 False.

9. Redbox rents DVDs to consumers not only at its kiosks but also through the mail and at brick-and-mortar stores.
 True.
 False.

10. All concerted refusals to deal are presumptively anticompetitive.
 True.
 False.

11. 17 U.S.C. Section 106(3) grants exclusive rights to sell, license, or otherwise distribute copies of a copyrighted work.
 True.
 False.

12. The Third Circuit recognizes copyright misuse as an independent claim and an affirmative defense.
 True.
 False.

13. The determination of whether a refusal to deal is a justifiable business practice involves a question of fact.
 True.
 False.

14. The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized a group boycott as a cognizable Section 1 claim for over 60 years.
 True.
 False.

15. Although patents, trademarks, and copyrights are governed by distinct statutory schemes, the protections provided for each type of intellectual property right are identical.
 True.
 False.

16. One goal of the antitrust laws is to preserve the choices available to market participants.
 True.
 False.

17. If an intellectual property right is lawfully obtained, its subsequent exercise cannot be the basis for an antitrust claim.
 True.
 False.

18. Redbox’s antitrust allegations appear to be based on a vertical boycott theory.
 True.
 False.

19. Some have described the exclusive rights conferred by the intellectual property laws as "legal monopolies."
 True.
 False.

20. While antitrust immunity may exist for the exercise of intellectual property rights, it is not without limits.
 True.
 False.

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* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
  
 

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