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Hello. I am course book writer. I research ideas for activities

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Hello. I am course book writer. I research ideas for activities using other companies' books as a basis for my research. If they have copyrighted the name of an activity, and I use the same activity, paraphrase the explanation of the activity, and change the name of the activity slightly, am I in breach of any copyright laws?

The answer in my opinion is no, you are not in breach of copyright.

Copyright does not protect ideas, it only protects the physical layout of the work.

In any event, fair dealing is allowed so that you are allowed to copy the work to a certain degree for private and research study purposes, incidental inclusion etc.

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