Citing other copyrighted works and reference to the source

Copyright Law allows making quotations in reasonable measure of excerpts from works that were lawfully made available to the public for purposes of scientific research, teaching, criticism, review to the extent justified by the purpose to be achieved and in accordance with good practice, provided that it must indicate the source and author’s name.

shutterstock_72092905The question is – what is the reasonable measure, since it is not specifically determined. We know that we can transfer a sentence, but in certain situations we can transfer the whole text. It is only necessary to make an assessment in every situation how much of one’s work can be transferred. In addition to the sentence, a quote or a text transmitted from another’s work into ours, we must state the name of the author and the source from which the quote was transferred.

tumblr_static_tumblr_static_ds4b6fwo54gsw40ssow8ko080_640However, the reference to the author and the source does not automatically mean the right to transfer the works. If you want to use a larger part of one’s work (or the whole of it), you should ask the author for permission, especially when it comes to commercial application. If you change the word order or a few words in one’s work, it does not give you the right to attribute the authorship of such work to yourself. If you want to know more try to visit business attorneys.

whats-up-bloggersMany bloggers and portals grant their published work to others under certain conditions. The work is allowed for sharing, shortening and / or modification for commercial and non-commercial purposes, with or without the obligation of disclosing the identity of the author. In order to facilitate the exchange of works transferred under these conditions, standardized Creative Commons licenses and corresponding pictograms have been developed. These licenses are in line with national laws of many countries.