RE: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?

Subject: RE: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?
From: "Al Geist" <al -at- geistarts -dot- com>
To: "'Dan Goldstein'" <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:38:21 -0400

You need to talk to your company's legal staff about this, or contact the
publication to determine what their requirements are for you to use
materials published by them. You may be required to contact the original
authors......especially if you are using someone else's material in your
product. I'm not a lawyer, but I do believe what you intend to do is
different from writing an article and using quotes from external sources,
which require attribution.

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-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+al=geistarts -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+al=geistarts -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of
Dan Goldstein
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:42 AM
To: TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)
Subject: RE: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?

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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References:
Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?: From: Jim Witkin
RE: Quoting copyrighted material in a tech manual?: From: Dan Goldstein

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