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Old 09-05-2014, 02:44 AM   #4
Gregg Bell
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Originally Posted by crich70 View Post
Well as I understand it you have to make sure it is 'fair use' rather than outright copying of large chunks. If you use more than (I think) 10% of a given text you have to have permission from the author whose work you are quoting. I'm not sure what the procedure is for a book that's in PD. I mean is it a translation of a PD book? If so how long ago was it translated? Even if the original was in PD the translation might not be.
Thanks crich. Yeah, I think I'll be okay. I'll just be quoting a sentence or two. I've been asking around and some people say I'll need footnotes, written permission, to pay the author a fee and have them read my book before I publish it.

That seems crazy. And esp. since my book is non-academic, more of a memoir really.
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