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Questions tagged [copyright]

For questions about the copyrights of the StackExchange sites themselves or about the posting of copyrighted material by users.

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Asking about possibly new research results

I believe I have come up with a new formula for a certain combinatorial sequence. Is it considered safe to ask whether my result is actually new on MSE? I mean "safe" in the sense that no one could ...
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Sharing a non open access paper

I'm reading a paper, which is not open access, and I had troubles in some passages there, I would like to ask for help in https://math.stackexchange.com/, for that aim I have to share the paper and ...
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Is selling a compilation of Math Stackexchange Q&As legal?

I was browsing Amazon and found this particular product with the following description: Real Analysis: Questions and Answers If you have a question about Real Analysis this is the book with ...
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Is it really wrong to have sites copying the questions and answers from Math.SE?

I've seen a few posts reporting that some websites where copying and uploading the questions and answers here in their site, as if they were their own. My question is, does stackexchange.com do ...
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Fair usage of this forum - posting mathematical question and solution

I have a mathematical question and solution which is taken from a different website. Can I post it here and ask specific queries on the part which I did not understand?
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Asking for/providing links to (probably) illegal ebooks [duplicate]

In the last days I encountered at least two questions (that I still recall) in which people were asking for/providing links to complete ebooks. While I know that some authors choose to publish their ...
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Copyright and proof

When answering this question, I give a link to a Google Books excerpt, where one can find almost exactly the function the OP is looking for. As it's only an excerpt, I guess it's fine to give the link....
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If I copy a problem that contains only math terms out of book, is that violating copyright?

If I copy a purely mathematical problem from a book that is protected by copyright, am I doing any wrong? Because math can't be copyrighted, right? Let me know if this should be in main...
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Am I allowed to post links to ebooks in my profile?

Am I allowed to post links to ebooks in my profile? I am not sure if I can and do not want to get banned or something, because I am evil, just look at my username!
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Sharing non-legit book source on MSE

If some user wishes to share a reference/link to a book download site that does not appear to be a legit source, can he post such links on MSE? If sharing such sources is not allowed then don't we ...
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Can I publish your answer?

Lets say that I build up parts of a chain of reasoning leading to a publishable research discovery by posting one or more questions on http://math.stackexchange.com (or any other public Q/A-board), ...
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How can I make my contributions to Public Domain under my specified license in Account Deletion?

I want to make sure that my contributions will benefit the community the time of my account deletion, not just Stackexchange so I would like to make it clear like Steve Jessop here: All my original ...
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Is sharing books ok?

I have some useful book collections (pdf, djvu ...etc), and I am wondering if it's ok to share them with Mathematics site users, as I also need some others from you. So is sharing download links ok ...
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Copy right policies of Math.SE

I have a small issue to be answered. What are the boundaries and scope for copyrights at Math.SE ? . To explain further, suppose I have described a new idea in the question, what if someone copies and ...
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Copyright of mathematical formulas

Hello, do I commit a copyright violation if Reuse a formula from a math book? (probably not, but why?) I give a proof from a math book, in my own words, but clearly heavily inspired? I quote from a ...
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What is the policy regarding mentioning that a book is available to download via BitTorrent

I have a large knowledge of math books, due to spending an enormous amount of my free time in college in the math library and reading books that I downloaded. I often will answer questions by people ...
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Is one allowed to post in her/his blog an answer to a question she/he asked?

If someone asks here (in the main site) a question and is pleased with a particular answer he/she got, may it be posted in his/her blog without asking permission to the answerer? Edit: One should ...
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To what extent should copyrighted material be made available on math.se?

The standing policy on mathoverflow.net is that it is not the community's job to enforce copyright. See http://tea.mathoverflow.net/discussion/313/ On Stack Overflow historically, moderators have ...
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Offering to e-mail a copy of a book to the OP of a question

Kaestur Hakarl keeps removing my offer to e-mail a copy of Emil Artin's Geometric Algebra to the OP of a question. Revision list What I did is not against the rules, and I ask Kaestur Hakarl to ...