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As others have said, you cannot copyright ideas. However, that is not really what you want to achieve here is it? What you really want is to be credited with coming up with the ideas in the first place in the event that either you or someone else is able to do the science to prove them right. It's the recognition you want. If you want to profit from the ...


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Ideas can't be copyrighted. One could write a creative text with these, but then using them (in an entirely different text) will be completely viable. If these ideas could be used as methods, technologies or devices, you can patent them. The one "beautiful" thing about patents is that they absolutely don't need to work for real, you just need to claim that ...


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Thank gods, ideas are not copyrightable at all (in any country, as far as I know; particularly in the US under Section 102 of the Copyright Act, in Russia under Section 1259 of Civil Code, etc).


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You can quote copyrighted material so long as your quotation falls under "fair use". I am reasonably sure that if you got three intellectual-property lawyers in a room, you could get four and possibly five opinions on exactly what constitutes fair use, but the legal rule (in the US) is that four factors are to be balanced: the purpose and character of ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. There is a concept in copyright law called "fair use". This means that you can use short quotes from someone else's copyrighted work without permission. See here from the US Copyright office http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html. Special deference is given to use for educational or literary purposes. Like one scholar can ...


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This sounds like an issue of fair use. For example naming the song should be fine especially as you are not saying anything bad about it and as titles are not subject to copyright (trademark might be a different issue if you, say, called your book by the song's title). The tricky part comes when you start citing lyrics. A few is okay sometimes depending on ...



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