Re: Are reference sources public domain or copyright?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 05, 2001 at 04:03:43:
In Reply to: Are reference sources public domain or copyright? posted by Terri on February 04, 2001 at 23:15:04:
: I have designed an educational "question-answer format" game with facts about animals. Information comes from many and various references - encyclopedias, books, etc. Any info used will be verified in more than one reference. Some sources are "question and answer format" books. If found in more than one source, is this info considered public domain or are there copyright issues I should be concerned about?
Information is useable. Copying is covered under the copyright law. Short uses with attribution oftentimes is acceptable to the source. This is said witout professional responsibility.
To really understand, this would have to be gone over in minutae (sp) of detail.
M. Arthur Auslander
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