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Author Topic: Book format copyright  (Read 165 times)

lboceanguy

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Book format copyright
« on: 03-18-17 at 01:08 pm »

Hello everyone,

I am planning to write a book  to help medical students pass a licensure exam. The format is two columns with questions on the left  and answer on the right - as I feel this is the bets way to learn. However, I saw a book for this type of purpose with the SAME format. Is there a copyright to a book format/layout? Thank you.

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Re: Book format copyright
« Reply #1 on: 03-19-17 at 11:27 am »

ideas and concepts are not protected by copyright.

Design is, but that's usually a collection of a bunch of design elements. Fornts, color, images, layout, etc.

Im sure you can find thousands of teaching resources with the same format. I can remembering looking at teacher's editions of my school books in elementary school with the same formate to make grading/grading test easier for teacher.
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lboceanguy

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Re: Book format copyright
« Reply #2 on: 03-19-17 at 01:33 pm »

Thank you! I can start writing my book now :)
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