Is it copyright infringement if I reference pages/chapters from a copyrighted book?

No actual pages will be shown on my website but the references and additional self made supplementary material based off of those chapters will be the basis of my business.

Asked on August 14, 2014 under Business Law, California


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It is not copyright infringement to merely reference a copyrighted book.  Rather, it is good practice to state the source of any material you publish.  Look at the footnotes in a Wikipedia entry.  Every fact in there is sourced, where possible. 

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