Apex, NC asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for North Carolina

Q: Can I print url's of commercial web pages in a book without permission?

I am preparing a manuscript for a commercially available book. I want to print url's of articles published on commercial sites to provide background reading for the reader. Are url's copyrighted? Can I use them without permission? Also, are the titles of such articles copyrighted? If I use the titles, should I include the name of the author? Regards.

1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: Good question. You should consult with an attorney on this.

A URL is like the title of a book or article, so it may fall under fair use.

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