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Re: Giving Away E-Books

Post by Delton on Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:15 am

About using pictures and quotes of other people, If you are using them to convince someone to buy a product you will be opening yourself up for a day in court and it can get expensive. It is always best to get permission before using anything that belongs to someone.

Most E-books if they are free to pass along will invite you to feel free to give it away. If it isn't printed in the product or a readme file that came with the product, you should get permission from the owner or publisher before passing it along. When in doubt, contact the owner.

just my opinion
Delton

Re: Giving Away E-Books

Post by philwong on Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:42 am

I know that it's okay with giving out ebooks if they come under the public domain such as Gutenberg. My question would be whether we can remove the Gutenberg notes within the text before we pretty it up to be given away.

Anyone done that to date? I don't want to infringe upon any copyright issues, even if it is Gutenberg.

Regards
Philip.

Re: Giving Away E-Books

Post by truementor on Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:49 am

There is always an indication in the ebook you receive, if you can give it out freely.
Most of these are not rebrandable, because the author wants it to go viral. So that
his backend products can be promoted through the ebook. There is alwasy a catch.

In some cases the author gives you a master resale rights. In this case you are allowed
to sell the ebook and keep 100% of the profit, but you cannot give the ebook out for
free. So read inside the ebooks you receive. There is always an indication whether you
can give it out for free or not.

Regarding the quotes, I believe if you indicate the name of the author, its OK. If you
don't, I believe that is call plagiarism.

Hope my two cents help.

Re: Giving Away E-Books

Post by san on Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:29 pm

Most authors will tell you if you can use thier book to give away yourself. But it doesn't hurt to check.

Same with the pics and quotes. I'd be wary of anyone just posting a pic of me along with something I'd said, because they may be using it out of context. Thanks to Google, I found the other day that I was apparently in some company of whom I'd never even heard! Go figure. (btw, don't sign up under me, cos I'm not making any money from it, lol)

Re: Giving Away E-Books

Post by helpformlm on Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:21 pm

Hi cebegle,

Watch out for copyrights. Most of the free ebooks are owned by th organization that are giving them away. Unless you have been authorized by the author you would be engaging in an illegal activity.

I like to use uplifting quotes and I am not aware of any rule against their use. I for one would love to read them and hope you will publish them.

Wishing you all the best life has to offer

Re: Giving Away E-Books

Post by Cenay on Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:07 pm

Boy, we are treading into new territory here. I have a couple of questions before I answer yours tho...

1) When we opt into someones site and as a result recieve a FREE E-Book, is it wrong to likewise use that same E-Book as a FREE give away from our site?


Is the book you received brandable? Does it contain links to something that person is doing? If not, and the book is in the public domain (like Napolean Hill's Think and Grow Rich), then yes, you can freely give it away to build your own list. If the book is copywrited by the person you got it from, and not rebrandable, then no. If the book does have *brandable* links, contact the original site and sign up for the affiliate program or get (sometimes buy, sometimes not) the rebrandable version. That one, you are free to give away.

2) I have some great quotes from some well known people as well as their pictures, is it ok to post them on our site without infringing their rights somehow by using their picture and saying heres what so and so said?


A little harder to answer... are these people in the *public eye*? Are there images of them elsewhere in some type of public forum? It might be best to contact them (if possible) and ask permission. Most, if the post/info is complimentary, won't object. Particularly if you also include a link to get to that person's website somewhere within the *quote*.

Hope this helps.
Cenay'

Giving Away E-Books

Post by cbeegle on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:56 am

well i feel comfortable here, I have heard everyone say there is no such thing as a DUMB QUESTION, so I have a couple I would Like some understanding before I do anything.

1) When we opt into someones site and as a result recieve a FREE E-Book, is it wrong to likewise use that same E-Book as a FREE give away from our site?

2) I have some great quotes from some well known people as well as their pictures, is it ok to post them on our site without infringing their rights somehow by using their picture and saying heres what so and so said?

thank you

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