Kansas City, KS asked in Business Law for Kansas

Q: What is the laws for using scientific data for commercial purposes? And re write it

I am working on a project with an amazing woman. Making an app to help pregnant women with lactation questions, and problems. We are doing a lot of scientific data research just curious what the laws are for using their research in the app. What if it needs to be rewritten so that the normal human mind can understand it.

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Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: The question could refer to statistical data, general theories supported by the data, or to copyrighted material. The answer may depend upon the information being used and the nature of the use being made. If the use is to cite general concepts, proper attribution may be sufficient. If the use is verbatim or a restating of copyrighted materials, proper authorization should be obtained. Copyright does not depend upon a formal copyright registration, so the presence of a copyright date or copyright logo is not determinative. If you are relying upon specific sources for your content, you should seek legal counsel to assist in determining what agreements would be appropriate.

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