RE: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?

Subject: RE: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:41:44 -0400

I strongly recommend investigating your company/client's legal SOP for this. We've all worked in organizations with varying policies.

[TECHWR-L conundrum #237: Nobody on TECHR-L is a lawyer; nearly everybody on TECHWR-L is willing to offer legal advice.]


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Witkin
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:07 AM
To: techwr-l
Subject: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?

I'm writing a manual that provides a fair amount of context material. For some of this material, I'm hoping to use excerpts from a published scientific book (quite well known in the field) which I assume is copyrighted material. If I provide a footnote and full attribution to the book and publisher, does that cover me legally? Or will I need to approval from the publisher to quote the book?




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