A little bit of context – I set my self on a mission this year to read at least 1 book per week and it’s going pretty well so far (psychology, self-help etc .. ). Even though many other people are already doing this, I thought it would be awesome to share the “golden nuggets” I find with others in a form of a podcast and blog.
So, my question is – can I use parts of the books I read – sentences, paragraphs or even a whole page – on my blog? Of course, with a proper way of giving credentials and all.
We cannot advise you on exactly what is allowed and what not. Only a lawyer specialising in copyright can do that.
Under the Fair Use principle we also mention in our support docs, using short extracts with attribution should be fine, but should a copyright holder decide to submit a takedown request against you our terms of service team will decide. Should the copyright holder take you to court it’s ultimately up to the judge to decide.