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Question about "study guides"

  1. helenathegreat profile image82
    helenathegreatposted 8 years ago

    I put it to all of you Hubbers more experienced in copyright laws, etc...

    I have a lot of really comprehensive notes from essays, journals, and books I've had to read in college.  I would love to share them so they don't "go to waste" and would like to put up "study guide" type hubs (like my own SparkNotes or something).  If I don't quote extensively from the original work, is there any reason I might get in trouble for this?  I don't want to make money off of the author's work but off of my own work in summarizing their points.  Does this make sense?  Or is it a terribly grey area as far as intellectual property rights?

  2. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Study guides sound like a great idea, and wouldn't be stepping on anyone's toes.  The difficulty would be stumbling over the "duplicate content" filter if you quote chunks from the original work. 

    You might have to experiment to see how they sound with minimal quotes.

  3. helenathegreat profile image82
    helenathegreatposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Marisa!  I knew that would be an issue, but most of my notes just have extensive paraphrasing with minimal direct quotations.  I'll start putting them up as soon as I get the chance!

  4. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You should be fine then. I think a it's great idea smile

  5. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Misha and the others, i would read them. smile