Can I copy from a book to answer a question and publish it publicly?
- pianomanLv 74 weeks ago
I would check the copyright laws before I attempted to do that.
- SpeedLv 74 weeks ago
The Fair Use clause of US copyright law (and similar laws in most of the world) allows use of brief quotes for literary criticism and review, but question-and-answer is not mentioned.
Whether you'd be sued for it depends on the author and the publisher, but you do not have the right expressly granted.
If I were you, I would use at most a sentence or two, or better, I'd paraphrase.
- AndrewLv 74 weeks ago
Sure. Sometimes I borrow the upper right corner from the paintings hanging in the museum downtown because I need to fill in blank spaces on the canvases I'm working on. No big deal. Nobody owns the stuff in books.