posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 12:50 AM
This is one of the most tedious threads I've seen in a while. OP, your question has been answered repeatedly. I don't see why you fail to accept the
answer you have been given from multiple sources. It is the correct one.
At least, in the USA this is correct. I can not say about UK or international copyright law. Are you in the UK, perchance? I ask because I don't
recall your mentioning a country of origin, and the link you provided talks about copyright in the UK, specifically.
Simply stated for you (yet again) published research data is not proprietary in any way. You can reproduce the data from research with no worries. Why
don't you pick up a long fiction book. Something about a serious topic. A professionally published book, nothing self published. Maybe grab 2 or 3
just in case. Do you see footnotes with references at the bottom of some pages, or at the end of chapters, or at the end of the book? Each of these
describes where the author of the book got their information from. Authors reference the work of others all the time.
I will point out that a book which references ONLY one work, and which is based entirely on that one other work is pretty rare. I can't think of one,
though it's possible it exists. The reason for this, I think is simple. Aside from toeing right up to the boundaries of copyright law, if the
entirety of the book you want to write can be pulled from another work, then why even bother writing one? It's already written. Is it money? I don't
As stated, you can reproduce data from research. You can take the opinions, observations, analysis of the authors in the book you're referencing, and
you can reproduce them in your own words. As I said before, it would be good to add your own thoughts on their data, otherwise, what is the
point of even writing a book?
Maybe there is something that makes your situation strange or unique which you have failed to tell us? Otherwise, I think you have your answer.