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Jan
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answered Copyright Infringement if I directly gain no money?
Jan
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comment Plural of single letter variables
Consider recasting the sentence: … as each c is a member of a different field.
Dec
21
comment Can I use an old painting of Lilith as my book cover?
Morgan, given that you will be using a photograph (not Collier's actual paiting), find out what copyright law says about photographs of public domain works of art. Also note that it makes no difference whether you sell your book or give it away. Copyright law is about copying and distributing, regardless of whether you make money.
Dec
21
comment Can I use an old painting of Lilith as my book cover?
That's right Chris. I looked up the painting, and the first photograph I found (on Wikimedia) says: "The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that 'faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain.'" See the Licensing section here: "commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/… I quickly realized that I don't know the legal standard.
Dec
19
comment Swearing in a book, within a context. Too offensive?
Write the one where you offend yourself. You'll have way more fun. You'll write a much better story. You'll gain more readers than you lose.
Dec
19
answered Swearing in a book, within a context. Too offensive?
Dec
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Nov
16
answered How to motivate yourself to finish something?
Nov
11
answered Expressing mocking humor
Oct
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revised Avoiding the “as you know” trope in exposition
ETA techniques for informing about the everyday
Oct
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
answered Avoiding the “as you know” trope in exposition
Oct
14
comment How do I write about something which can only be felt with closed eyes?
Yes. Learn touch typing. Or try dictation software.
Oct
13
comment Best practices for designating prose as intellectual property?
According to The Copyright Handbook (from Nolo Press), your work is copyrighted when you express it in some tangible form. But in order to sue for copyright infringement in the US, you must register. Timely registration (see the book) enables you to request "statutory damages" (see the book!), which can be substantial. Untimely registration (e.g. after you discover the infringement) limits damages to actual losses and the infringer's actual gains. The Copyright Handbook is an amazing resource. Chock full of information, and surprisingly easy to read. Buy it. Read it. Read it again.
Oct
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answered What is an alternative for “the size of a pack of cigarettes”?
Oct
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reviewed Reject The importance of monitor size/distance for writing productivity?
Sep
17
answered Should I be a Novel Writer or a Screenwriter?
Sep
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answered Can you sell a book for money while having it published online for free?
Sep
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answered Having poems published in magazines/journals Vs. Posting them online for free?
Sep
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comment Taxonomy of understanding: term
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it does not appear to be about writing. It might fit better in Academia or some other Stack Exchange site.