Training modules/dashboard/slides/11116-sharing-a-media-quiz

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Sharing media quiz[edit]

Test yourself!
Let's review some of what you've learned. Which of the following IS an acceptable form of media to share on Commons?
  1. A promotional poster for a movie, shared by the movie studio to newspapers to promote the film. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT. Promotional posters are still under copyright, they just have an agreement with media outlets on how to use them. Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons aren't privy to those agreements, so you shouldn't use promotional images of movies, musicians, actors or other figures unless they are in the public domain or shared under a free license.
  2. An image you found on a website for free clip art. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT. Just because a website says you can use its images for free, doesn't mean they allow images to be re-used or re-hosted elsewhere. Unless they specifically link to a license that says it's OK to reuse or repurpose, you shouldn't use it!
  3. A picture you've taken of a new painting in the university museum. (click to expand or collapse)
    INCORRECT. You can't take pictures of copyrighted materials, such as an artist's painting. Likewise, you can't upload audio recordings of live performances of music.
  4. A political cartoon from a 150-year-old newspaper. (click to expand or collapse)
    CORRECT! You can scan, or photograph, images in the public domain. Most likely, an image in a 150-year-old newspaper has fallen out of copyright, and could be shared.

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