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by WebExaminer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Amazon checks on "data-mining"
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Amazon checks on "data-mining"

In all fairness to Amazon, it might find it difficult to compose more detailed guidance; this would need to be concise but people would always find their own particular queries unanswered (a bit like Covid guidance), and then there's the cosmopolitan nature of its business, with countries having the...
by WebExaminer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Amazon checks on "data-mining"
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Amazon checks on "data-mining"

I pressed Amazon further and got this reply: "Please know that the book that you submit for publishing on KDP should meet all our content and guidelines and you should have the copyrights for publishing the material on KDP. We have a specific team which reviews the book's to see if they meet our gui...
by WebExaminer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Consent needed form interviewee in article
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Consent needed form interviewee in article

As ever, Andy, thanks. The excerpt I sent to the editor included an attribution comparable to your example.
by WebExaminer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Consent needed form interviewee in article
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Consent needed form interviewee in article

Just a rhetorical observation: yesterday I emailed the editor of a local news website and author of some very good local books to ask permission to quote some 70 words from an interview with the landlady of a local pub that he'd published in 2010. He replied "I realise I cannot grant permission to r...
by WebExaminer
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Amazon checks on "data-mining"
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Amazon checks on "data-mining"

Thanks yet again, Andy Having looked at the links, I think that I may be within US copyright law, apart from when I've used rather more than half of a short statement. Most of the people I've quoted wouldn't object and many will probably never know that I've quoted them! It's the thought of debating...
by WebExaminer
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Amazon checks on "data-mining"
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Amazon checks on "data-mining"

My first email to Amazon elicited an automated response that misunderstood my question and told me to do two things that I said in my email that I'd done already. I had a little more luck with my second attempt, the reply to which included: "As long as you hold the necessary copyright to a book you ...
by WebExaminer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Amazon checks on "data-mining"
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Amazon checks on "data-mining"

Thanks as ever, Andy. As I said, people on the Kindle Direct Publishing Community are sucking their teeth about my approach, which prompted me to post here. You generally confirm what one or two them are saying.
by WebExaminer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Amazon checks on "data-mining"
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Amazon checks on "data-mining"

A few weeks ago, Andy gave me some useful advice here about extrapolating information from Internet Forums. I'm thinking of publishing my book on Amazon and have been ploughing through all the guidance. There's a reference to the author being responsible for copyright clearances but nothing that I c...
by WebExaminer
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.

Thanks again, Andy As it happens, there's one 19-year-old quote I'm interested in using that I got from the Wayback Machine, and the info was reproduced on the forum from which I'm taking bits & pieces of detail. A few years ago, someone provided me with a link to it on the Wayback Machine, which lu...
by WebExaminer
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.

I'm not seeking further guidance (not for the moment, anyway), but let me indulge my whimsy in these leisured times. A couple of the people whose posts I want to quote have died, so won't be bothered if I print what they wrote - though their copyright extends for another 68 years or so (if I recall ...
by WebExaminer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.

Andy, thanks for your prompt and comprehensive reply. My head was beginning to ache after trying to research the topic for myself. What you say is reassuring, rather more so than I'd hoped. I'd raised this matter on the Great War Forum, whose mods are, understandably, very hot about posts of photos ...
by WebExaminer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Extrapolating info from Internet forums.
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Extrapolating info from Internet forums.

My first post here By way of introduction, I’ve written four factual books over the years and managed to get my head around copyright law regarding them. (But I once had an angry letter threatening legal action because I’d done a 169-word summary of two pages of a book!) Currently I’m working on a b...