Simple book – blog copyright question.

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  • #3093547

    jackie77777
    Member

    Hey everyone!

    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.

    Thank you so much for your help!
    Jackie

    #3093659

    edelcabildo
    Member

    Hi there Jackie!

    This link might help you on all your questions.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/copyright-and-the-dmca/

    For other related topic and forums you may check here.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=copyright

    Cheers!

    #3093707

    jackie77777
    Member

    Thank you so much! :)

    #3093717

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    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.

    #3093718

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Personally I think quoting an entire page will be pushing your luck :)

    #3093723

    jackie77777
    Member

    Indeed, that would be a very thin line to walk on. I’ll think about it. Thank you both! :)

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