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  1. Mikey53

    Mikey53 New Member

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    citing research material

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Mikey53, Aug 21, 2010.

    Hi,
    I am writing a research book on sport and I would like to use little segments of 3 or 4 lines from a number of online sources. Some of these are studies, some are segments from books, interviews, etc.

    Does anyone know if I can cite these snippets if I am using proper attribution. I have searched a number of sources on line, but they are vague.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Mikey53
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    It sounds like you should be covered under Fair Use with proper attribution, but if you really want to be sure, consult a literary attorney.
     
  3. Mikey53

    Mikey53 New Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    ditto that advice... it's better to spend an up-front couple of hundred on a consultation than to find yourself in hock up to your ears over a lawsuit later...
     

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