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i need some help with copyright

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i need some help with copyright
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will try and help you with this.
Alex Watts : Could you please explain your situation a little more?
Customer:

do you know the reeding books peter and jain?

Customer:

its a book for kids tom teach them the key words . is one allow to use there key words just do different pitcher s?

Customer:

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Alex Watts : Will you be using phrases from the book?
Customer:

what do you mean?

Alex Watts : Are you taking individual words or whole phrases from the book?
Customer:

only the key words and then making my owen story

Alex Watts : Can you give an example of the keyword?
Customer:

boy girl father mother

Customer:

went

Alex Watts : Ok that is fine.
Alex Watts : You can use that without problem
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex Watts : Those words are generic
Customer:

can i sell it to?

Alex Watts : Yes.
Alex Watts : The words are generic
Customer:

in that book of peter and jain it says

Customer:

peter and jain go on the bus

Customer:

and in our book it says avi and dovi walk from the bus stop

Alex Watts : Yes?
Customer:

so can i sel to ?

Alex Watts : Yes you can
Alex Watts : Does that help?
Customer:

?????????

Alex Watts : You asked if you could sell this, I said yes.
Alex Watts : Does this clarify?
Customer:

yes

Customer:

can you pleas tel me the lew of copy right ?

Customer:

?????????????

Alex Watts : You can use generic words.
Alex Watts : They are not copyright
Alex Watts : You can't use phrases in the book that are written by the author.
Alex Watts : But you can use generic words.
Customer:

so why dose it say on the ladybird books copyright ?

Alex Watts : The law test is can a customer be confused between your material and the authors material
Alex Watts : If the answer is yes then it is breach if copyright.
Alex Watts : ladybird is copyright the whole book.
Alex Watts : Otherwise no one would be able to use indivual words.
Alex Watts : The story and paragraphs are copyright.
Alex Watts : Not the individual wors.
Alex Watts : words
Alex Watts : Does that help?
Customer:

is the idea of the story just difrent names is that copyright ?

Customer:

and if it is copyright may i just use it for my owen school ?and not sel?

Alex Watts : Yes
Customer:

?

Alex Watts : You asked if you could use it for the school. I said yes
Customer:

and other schools in my community??

Alex Watts : yes
Customer:

so what am i not allow to do?

Alex Watts : Use the same story or phrases and sell it
Alex Watts : Does that clarify?
Customer:

sell to whom ?

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