You are asking legal advice, and none of us are qualified to give such advice, particularly since we do not know in what country you are planning to publish this work.Is it allowed to take entire fragments from different books and bring them all in one book?
No, unless it's only for your personal use. You're enabling people to easily avoid paying for the works you've copied from. Without permission, that's theft. Merely announcing where you stole from (in the bibliography) doesn't change that.Is it allowed to take entire fragments from different books and bring them all in one book?
This new book will have a bibliography stating the sources and will be used only for educational purposes. It will not be sold.
Is it allowed to do that?
Here is your original statement, "Is it allowed to take entire fragments from different books and bring them all in one book?"I thought plagiarism is when you write something that is someone else's work and do not say that. But I would write something and state in the bibliography who the author is. I would also put in the quotes the fragment.
For technical and scientific works, that is not usually the case. Copyright protects the publisher, who is often the owner, not the author.I don't know. It is a sword with two edges. Copyright is both good and bad. It is good for the authors.
I disagree pretty strongly with that. An alternative to copyright is to keep written information proprietary. Would you like all technical publications to be proprietary so you had to sign a non-disclosure agreement and pay to access them? Copyright does not prevent your access to or use of the information. It simply prevents your copying, except for the exclusions already mentioned.But it is bad for the advancement of civilization.
You seem to offer one as an alternative to the other. Albeit both dealing with knowledge they are rather different actions, far from equivalent.Also, writing a text book is a waste of time. It is easier to go to a forum and ask a question.
You seem to offer one as an alternative to the other. Albeit both dealing with knowledge they are rather different actions, far from equivalent.
Hola Gopher, forget the above. I understand now, what you wanted to say.
I was trying to be funny by noting the fact that the OP posted a question about copyright law on a forum instead of looking it up in a legal textbook.
Copyright permission can only be given by the copyright owner or its agent. The author(s) may or may not be the owner and frequently is not the owner of materials published in scholarly journals, textbooks, works for hire, datasheets, and so forth. Just look at the copyright notice, which is usually on one of the pages just inside the cover of bound material and before the beginning of the text.Copyright Permission Notes
If you quote more than 500 words of published material or think you may be in violation of “Fair Use” copyright laws, you must get the formal permission of the author(s). All other sources simply appear in the reference list.
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