promotion image of download ymail app
Promoted

Can I copy from a book to answer a question and publish it publicly?

3 Answers

Relevance
  • 4 weeks ago

    I would check the copyright laws before I attempted to do that.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Speed
    Lv 7
    4 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.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    4 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. 

    Bellend.  

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.