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MCLE Test and Answer Sheet


 

Test No. 105: Five Cases That Shook Hollywood (May 2002 LA Lawyer)

 


Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credits


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.

1 .Study the CLE article in this issue.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced.

3. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:

Los Angeles Lawyer
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. Motion picture distributors are enjoined in several states from “blind bidding” and “blind selling,” which are two practices that involve the licensing of motion pictures without affording exhibitors an opportunity to view them.
True.
False.

2. The Ohio statute discussed in Allied Artists Pictures Corporation v. Rhodes included provisions prohibiting distributors of motion pictures from requesting or receiving guarantees and advances. These provisions:
A. Violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
B. Placed an undue burden on interstate commerce in violation of the commerce clause of the Constitution.
C. Violated the preemption provision of the Copyright Act.
D. None of the above.

3. Motion picture distributors in California may license films to theaters without affording exhibitors an opportunity to view the films.
True.
False.

4. The free speech and free press provisions of a state constitution or the U.S. Constitution do not protect movies against government censorship.
True.
False.

5. A city may censor and prevent a film from being shown in theaters on the ground that the film is “sacrilegious.”
True.
False.

6. The U.S. Constitution does not “require absolute freedom” to exhibit every motion picture, and there may be “exceptional” cases.
True.
False.

7. A governmental entity may regulate the dissemination of material to minors that is obscene for them, even if the material is not obscene for adults.
True.
False.

8. Cable systems need not negotiate and obtain from the copyright owner of a motion picture the right to transmit the film to their customers, because the cable systems have a compulsory license granted by the Copyright Act of 1976.
True.
False.

9. Pay system channels such as HBO must obtain the right to show a copyrighted motion picture from the copyright owner.
True.
False.

10. Motion picture theaters outside of the United States must obtain a performing right license to perform the music contained in a motion picture.
True.
False.

11. Motion picture theaters in the United States must obtain a performing right license to perform the music contained in a motion picture.
True.
False.

12. For the music contained in a film, the producer, before licensing the film to theaters in the United States, must obtain:
A. The performing right to the music.
B. The synchronization right to the music.
C. A and B.

13. Television stations and television networks are not required to obtain a performing right license to perform the music in the films that they show.
True.
False.

14. The integration of distribution and exhibition is per se illegal.
True.
False.

15. The motion picture distributors who were defendants in the government antitrust suit referred to as the Paramount case—which included Paramount Pictures, Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal Pictures Corporation, Columbia Pictures Corporation, and United Artists Corporation—are subject to the consent decrees entered in that case more than 50 years ago. These decrees enjoin eight trade practices.
True.
False.

16. The defendants in the Paramount case may:
A. Require a theater to license five films.
B. Require a theater to license 10 films.
C. May not condition the licensing of one film on the licensing of any other film.

17. The defendants in the Paramount case are enjoined from fixing the admission price that theaters charge to see their films.
True.
False.

18. The Paramount defendants are still enjoined from licensing motion pictures in any manner other than one in which each license “shall be offered and taken theatre by theatre, solely upon the merits and without discrimination.”
True.
False.

19. Pursuant to the decrees in the Paramount case, Warner Bros., MGM, and Fox were enjoined from owning theaters in this country, but Universal, Columbia, and United Artists had no such provision in their decrees.
True.
False.

20. Forty years after Judge William B. Herlands’s decision in United States v. Loew’s Inc., some motion picture distribution companies are still enjoined from conditioning the licensing of one or more films to television stations on the licensing of any other film.
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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