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May 2007      MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test Number 159: Joking Aside

 
 

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.

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  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. There are five statutory fair use factors for courts to consider.
 True.
 False.

2. Judge Pierre Leval coined the term "transformative" in a Yale Law Journal article.
 True.
 False.

3. Which federal circuit recently decided Blanch v. Koons?
 A. The Ninth Circuit.
 B. The First Circuit.
 C. The Second Circuit.
 D. None of the above.

4. Campbell v. Acuff Rose Music, Inc. involved a parody of a song by:
 A. John Lennon.
 B. Bob Dylan.
 C. Roy Orbison.
 D. James Brown.

5. Folsom v. Marsh is often cited as the first fair use decision.
 True.
 False.

6. The title of the Jeff Koons painting at issue in Blanch is:
 A. Grand Canyon.
 B. Niagra.
 C. Gucci.
 D. None of the above.

7. What federal judge stated that "it may be in the private interest of the copyright owner, but not in the social interest, to suppress criticism of the [copyrighted] work."
 A. Judge Pierre Leval.
 B. Judge Alex Kozinski.
 C. Judge Richard Posner.
 D. None of the above.

8. The Second Circuit held that The Wind Done Gone, a novel by Alice Randall, constitutes fair use.
 True.
 False.

9. Section 106 of Title 17 of the U.S. Code provides copyright owners with exclusive rights.
 True.
 False.

10. The Second Circuit found that the Koons painting at issue in Blanch was a parody.
 True.
 False.

11. Which U.S. Supreme Court justice authored the majority opinion in Campbell?
 A. Justice David Souter.
 B. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
 C. Justice Antonin Scalia.
 D. None of the above.

12. The Andrea Blanch photograph at issue in the Blanch case first appeared in Vogue magazine.
 True.
 False.

13. Courts have described Jeff Koons as an "incorporation artist."
 True.
 False.

14. The rapper Dr. Dre created the parody at issue in Campbell.
 True.
 False.

15. 17 USC Section 107 codifies the fair use defense.
 True.
 False.

16. What motion picture appeared in a Second Circuit fair use case because a poster for the movie featured a parody of an Annie Leibovitz photograph?
 A. Wedding Crashers.
 B. Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
 C. The Jerk.
 D. None of the above.

17. The fair use doctrine is basically a series of bright-line rules.
 True.
 False.

18. The Cat Not in the Hat! A Parody by Dr. Juice, which contains rhymes resembling the ones written by Dr. Seuss, is a commentary on the 2000 presidential election.
 True.
 False.

19. Fair use is an affirmative defense.
 True.
 False.

20. The U.S. Constitution states that the purpose of copyright is to protect the natural rights of authors.
 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 ethics credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
   
 

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