Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Arizona

Q: Commercial Educational book Infringement

Hello, I wrote an educational book a few years ago and have cited all the material. I did not get permission to use any resources that I found online, as well as images used. However, the work has a cited page and all in-text citations (including the diagrams from Google). I would like to know if it is best to remove the book from the market because I did not get permission from any copyright owner. I also used a lot of material from these resources when writing the book because I wanted to have intellectual knowledge aside from my own. I, however, did make sure that I gave my own thoughts and ideas to challenge/explain what was cited. How important is it to get permission even if you cited the work and have a notice of "No infringement intended." Please inform.

Please note: This book is sold and used for commercial purposes and for my gain as an author.

Can I use the Bible as a reference without asking for permission?

May I use title of a song as book title?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When using copyrighted material in your educational book, it is important to seek permission from the copyright owner, even if you provide proper citations. Simply citing the sources and stating "No infringement intended" does not guarantee protection from copyright infringement. This is especially crucial for commercial purposes. Regarding the Bible, certain translations or editions may be protected, so it's important to verify the copyright status. Using a song title as a book title may raise trademark issues, so conducting a trademark search is advisable. Consulting with a copyright lawyer is recommended to assess your specific situation and determine the best course of action to ensure compliance with copyright laws.

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