May 2014  LACBA MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 235: Copyright Capabilities

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Test Sheet

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1. DMCA stands for:

2. Congress passed the DMCA in 1998.

3. The U.S. Supreme Court addressed safe harbor protection for Internet service providers (ISPs) in Viacom International, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc.

4. Title III of the DMCA is the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA).

5. Which of the following is not one of OCILLA’s safe harbors?

6. In Viacom v. YouTube, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment to Viacom.

7. Viacom v. YouTube places the burden of policing copyright infringement on the copyright owners rather than on ISPs.

8. Viacom v. YouTube holds that an ISP’s safe harbor protection depends on whether the ISP actively monitors its service for infringing activity.

9. In Viacom v. YouTube, the Second Circuit affirmed that actual knowledge of a specific infringement disqualifies an ISP from safe harbor protection.

10. Viacom v. YouTube holds that an ISP may lose safe harbor protection if it deliberately avoids knowledge of infringing activity on its service.

11. On remand in Viacom v. YouTube, the district court concluded that it was YouTube’s burden to demonstrate that it was unaware of the specific infringements at issue.

12. On remand in Viacom v. YouTube, the district court denied YouTube’s motion for summary judgment.

13. The parties to Viacom v. YouTube announced a settlement in 2014.

14. The central issue in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (ABC v. Aereo) is whether retransmission of television programming via Web sites constitutes the creation and broadcast of unauthorized derivative works.

15. In ABC v. Aereo, the U.S. Supreme Court granted ABC’s petition for certiorari.

16. Aereo provides a service that allows subscribers to watch broadcast television programs over the Internet on a pay-per-view basis.

17. One of the exclusive rights which the Copyright Act grants to the copyright owner is the right to perform the copyrighted work publicly.

18. In ABC v. Aereo, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the potential audience for each Aereo transmission is any user who could have accessed the program.

19. In ABC v. Aereo, Judge Denny Chin called Aereo’s system a "contrivance, over-engineered in an attempt to avoid…the Copyright Act."

20. Who called for substantial copyright reform in March 2013?

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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 legal ethics credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.