I wanted to post up a quiz on my site with 100 questions from the subject.
What is the rules regarding questions?
For example, if I posted up a question:
Describe the vascular anatomy of the foot
Then I found that another, older website had
What is the vascular anatomy of the foot
Would that be copyright infringement?
How many points of difference does there need to be? How can I be certain that my questions are not infringing anyone's copyright.
I make money on my blog via adverts if that makes a difference.
Furthermore, in certain circumstances, if the purpose is for educational reasons, copying can be lawful:
Note the last provisiion. The fact that you have adverts on your site, does not necessarily mean that the instruction is for commercial reasons, since the students are not themselves required to pay for the instruction etc. The same would apply to a fee-paying school provided it had charitable status. However I am not sure that the service you are offering would qualify under this heading. In subsequent sections of the Act, various exemptions apply only to 'educational establishments'. These are defined as any school (as defined in the Education Act 1996), and any other establishments as are specified by the Secretary of State.Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
32 Things done for purposes of instruction or examination.
(1) Copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is not infringed by its being copied in the course of instruction or of preparation for instruction, provided the copying—
(a )is done by a person giving or receiving instruction,
(b) is not done by means of a reprographic process, and
(c) is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement,
and provided that the instruction is for a non-commercial purpose.
I also found this on wikipedia under "Sweat of the brow":
In University of London Press v University Tutorial Press, the question arose as to whether certain mathematics exam papers were original literary works. The exam papers just consisted of conventional maths problems in a conventional manner. The court held that originality does not mean that the work must be an expression of individual thought. The simple fact that the authors drew on a body of knowledge common to mathematicians did not compromise originality. The requirement of originality, it was held, does not require that expression be in an original or novel form. It does, however, require that the work not be copied from another work. It must originate from the author. As such, even though these were the same old maths problems every student is familiar with, and even though there was no creative input, the skill, labour, and judgement of the authors was sufficient to make the papers original literary works.
I tried to post the link and couldnt but if you look up "Sweat of the brow" on wikipedia you can find the article I quoted from