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comment Using dictionary examples in the book - is it fair use?
If you write a book about dictionaries, then giving an illustrative example would be fair use, but using the work and money of those scholars and institutions that created the dictionary because you are unable or unwilling to find or create your own example sentences is copyright infringement.
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comment How short can a poem be until it can no longer be a poem?
Also, the comment by Pravesh already "translates" the poem into everyday language.
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comment How short can a poem be until it can no longer be a poem?
@SaberWriter The meaning of a work of art can only become apparent if you familiarize yourself with the artistic discourse that it is a part of (see my previous comment). Or to use an analogy: you won't be able to understand Chinese unless you learn Chinese. How well Chinese (or art) can be translated into common English is a matter of intense debate. There are those that hold that you must learn Chinese to grasp the richness of meaning of a Chinese text. Similarly, don't expect to grasp art without "speaking" art. Art is elitist and not for the masses.
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comment How short can a poem be until it can no longer be a poem?
@MonicaCellio I don't feel this is the place to go into the discussion of what makes art art. Basically the requirements are threefold: (1) the artist intends his work to be perceived as art, e.g. the famous "ready-made" urinal by Marcel Duchamp; (2) the work of art was created out of an intimate familiarity with artistic traditions and current discourse, that is art is part of a "discussion" and "replies to" other art; (3) it is accepted as art by the art community of artists, scholars and critics. Exceptions exist.
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comment What referencing style is this?
If I understand you correctly, there is no reference to the note in the text. At least that's how it is in the pop science books that I read. That is, as I said, because the book is aimed at an audience that just wants to read a "story", and not bother with the intricacies of how that story was constructed and how tentative it might be. The notes are for those few readers that want to go deeper.
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comment What referencing style is this?
Basically these are endnotes. They are often used in popular non fiction. Endnotes give the main text a more "narrative" appearance, whereas footnotes distract the lay reader and confuse those without the necessary training (e.g. to deal with contradictory information). Usually pop science endnotes do not meet the more severe academic style standards. Endnotes are uncommon in academic publications today (footnotes are preferred). Some academic styles (such as APA) avoid both foot- and endnotes, refering inline to a list of sources in an abbreviated style (e.g. author name and year of publicati
Dec
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comment How can I trust that the proofreader and designer of a book will not plagiarize our work?
Yes and yes. You can also pay a notary in your home country.
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comment How can I trust that the proofreader and designer of a book will not plagiarize our work?
Register your work with the US Copyright Office: google.de/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Where do you start researching something you know nothing about?
And thanks for the link :-)
Dec
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comment Where do you start researching something you know nothing about?
@CLockeWork Did you even read the page you linked? It says: "Minors who are at least 16 years old and less than 18 years old may apply for emancipation in Juvenile Court. The minor must be a Georgia resident." So a 14 year old can not be granted emancipation in Georgia.
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comment Do true publishers let you keep the copyright?
Please be more specific. In some countries copyright can only be transferred through death.
Dec
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comment do word lists indexed by domain exist?
Search for "collocation". There are text corpora available online that analyse for example all newspapers in a certain language and output, among other things of linguistic interest, the collocations of a word, that is the other words that regularly appear close to this word in a text. For example, here is the results page for the German word "Hand": dwds.de/?qu=Hand On that page (if you don't view the mobile version) there is a section headed "Überblick zu 'Hand'" - those are the collocations. I'm German, so that's what I know resources for, but probably similar exist for English.
Dec
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comment Use of Building names in Fiction
There are many examples: google.com/search?q=%22grand+central+station%22+%22fiction%22 or google.de/…
Dec
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comment Use of Building names in Fiction
As soon as you have illustrations showing an existing building, you need a property release by the owner (if you have to step on their grounds to take the photo), architect (because he owns the copyright to his design) and/or residents (whose name or logo are visible on the building).
Dec
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comment Use of Building names in Fiction
The problem is not that you use a building, but possibly some company resides in that building that you throw a bad light on. For example, if you write a story about a disgruntled employee blowing up the Googleplex, the problem will not be that it is that builing, but that that building belongs to Google and you are implying that Google has bad working conditions and hires emotionally unstable persons capable of commiting such a crime. Grand Central Station and other public buildings will not be a problem.
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reviewed Leave Open When to use normal caps and small caps in fiction?