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revised copy right issue with using exact Text from a text book
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comment copy right issue with using exact Text from a text book
Aside being good etiquette, using proper punctuation symbols allows StackExchange to format your text properly (e.g. numbered lists or bulleted lists). Also, consider learning the Markdown format so you can emphasize text without resorting to caps (though it should still be used sparingly).
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suggested suggested edit on copy right issue with using exact Text from a text book
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comment What's “fair use” for borrowing someone else's invented term?
There are fair use exceptions to trademarks, such as criticism, parody, and unavoidable references to the actual product/service that has been trademarked. For instance, if I sell iPods on my online store, I can have a URL like mydomain.tld/ipods. "iPod" is a trademark, but there's no way I could sell iPods without referencing them with the trademarked name. And this type of usage has been tested and upheld by the courts. However, there has been at least one case where an author was forced to remove the name of a GM car from his story because GM claimed it to be a trademark violation.
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comment What's “fair use” for borrowing someone else's invented term?
I can't sell a novel featuring Harry Potter (unless it was some sort of parody), not because it hasn't come into common usage, but because he's a trademarked character. I can however use words like muggles, death eaters, crucio, reducio, etc. however I want so long as they haven't be trademarked.
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comment What's “fair use” for borrowing someone else's invented term?
This answer is completely wrong. The only issue here is trademark violation, not whether it comes into common usage or not. It was perfectly legal for authors to use "grok" in the same sense as Heinlein even before it came into common usage. However, even though "google" as a verb has come into common usage, trademark law still applies (which doesn't mean you can't use it; just that usage has to conform to trademark laws).
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comment Where can I find information about how to cite a web address using MLA?
A Google search for "MLA web citation" produces the exact link Kate posted as the very first result. But I suppose waiting a full day for someone else to google it for you makes more sense.
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comment Can a book be published by more than one publisher?
@Kate: Yea, I think there are a range of different contracts in each industry. In the recording industry, the norm is this way probably because of the cost of artist development and promotion. And also there's a tradition dating from way back of labels exploiting artists, and they still haven't broken completely free of that.
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comment Can a book be published by more than one publisher?
@Kate: That's pretty different from most other industries. In the music industry, and I believe also in film and TV, the publisher (music label) owns the copyrights to the entire work. The writer of the song may get writer's credit and receive additional royalties for that. But the work is ultimately owned by the label, and only they can dictate who can reproduce/copy/use the work; likewise with photos and graphics that are commissioned for the album.