Copyright question for Holman Bible Handbook

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Rick | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 9 2010 4:38 PM

I am trying to find what kind of rights, if any, that I have in copying/pasting for non-commercial use from the Holman Bible Handbook. I read the copyright and information pages but it did not give any kind of restrictions or consent information.

I have heard of "fair use" rules but a lot of books, especially Bibles (I know that this is not) will say something like "You may use up to 'X' amount of information without contacting the publisher" or "No part of this book may be reproduced without express consent etc..".

Am I to assume that I may copy some text from this resource, as long as it is just a certain topic and not in excess? I was hoping to put a small amount of a section on my web site.

Thanks for any help.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 9 2010 5:08 PM

best source of information: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

quotation from it:

"The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”

Copyright protects the particular way an author has expressed himself. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in the work.

The safest course is always to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material. The Copyright Office cannot give this permission.

When it is impracticable to obtain permission, use of copyrighted material should be avoided unless the doctrine of fair use would clearly apply to the situation. The Copyright Office can neither determine if a certain use may be considered fair nor advise on possible copyright violations. If there is any doubt, it is advisable to consult an attorney."

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 9 2010 8:59 PM

MJ. Smith:
reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson

Thank you so much Martha! I think this would fit since it is solely for a lesson and only a very few lines. God bless!

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Romans 14:19 (NRSV)
19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

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