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Usually it's the author or the author's estate/agent/descendant who holds the original copyrights, so you don't need to contact a large number of publishers, just that one entity for bulk of works. In rare cases the author might have fully sold copyrights (as opposed to licensing the publishers for release) and in these cases you will need to contact these ...


No it is not necessary to insure your work before sending it. International law will garantee copyright ownership to the author without any formality. This is stated in the Berne convention in article 5.2, and repeated in the main international treaties on copyright. However, it is necessary to be able to prove that you are the author in casesomeone else ...


Beware: Here are no lawyers! Fair use includes commentary, criticism, teaching. So I guess you would be safe. Especially in "the absence of a free alternative" as Wikipedia puts it for its own screenshots. Beware: I'm not a lawyer!


I'll answer this question from an uncommon perspective. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) recommends that you do not use the ™ or ® symbols but requires that you capitalize trade and brand names (2009, p. 102-103). If a whole science can do without these symbols, so can you. If you are unsure, look how respectable ...


I think if you create and publish an index to the copyrighted work of another person you are infringing on their copyright. Basically what you are doing is using their work to create a derivative work, similar to making a movie of a novel. Also you should note that giving your index away for free does not.change anything. If you made a movie from one of ...


has anyone seen a similar situation which helps shed light on this grey area? I have in front of me two publications: Common LISP: The Language, by Guy Steele (et al.) and published by Digital Press, and Common LISP: The Index, by Rosemary Simpson and published by Coral Software Corp and Franz Inc. Both were published in the US in the 1980s. I was ...


If your index doesn't contain any of the original work's text, I fail to see how it could be considered copyright infringement. Since it can't be used without the original text, it's not infringing on the author's ability to make a living off their work. Possibly even the contrary.

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