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Q: Hi! i am writing a maths book and i have a query - can i copy problems and questions from various different books ???

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Allison Higgins
Allison Higgins
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Helotes, TX

A: There are a lot of variables here. It would depend on how old the book is whether or not it is still covered by copyright protection, though it likely is. It would also depend on the types of problems you are copying. A simple 2 + 2 would not be an issue, but if you are taking entire paragraphs of word problems or copying charts and graphs then you may run into some trouble.

You should speak to a copyright attorney about your specific plans before moving forward. I offer affordable copyright consultations.

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