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Business Copyright Basics Fair Use and Public Domain Fair Use in the Real World

Mohammad Laif
Mohammad Laif
Courses Plus Student 22,297 Points

Is blogging content from (Treehouse, Books, Lectures etc...) fair use?

Blogging about what you learn, if it contains original snippets like some text or images, is it fair use?

And if you reshape the contents, is it copyright to you in this case?

Sergio Felix
Sergio Felix
11,511 Points

If you can put your new knowledge into your own words and don't use code found here word for word, I don't think you're violating any copyright laws (not only from TeamTreeHouse but any other source of knowledge you have).

Hope that helps!

PS. I'm not a lawyer and in any way represent TeamTreeHouse or claim to offer legal advice, this is just my personal opinion and point of view as a past blogger on the subject.

1 Answer

John Grillo
John Grillo
30,241 Points

There was a supreme court case ont he subjects. The answer is: Facts are not subject to copyright. Treatment of those facts is subject to copyright. Such as, you couldn't take a broadcast from CNN, dress yourself up and deliver word-for-word what was said on your own YouTube channel, especially if you use the same footage.

Does that make sense? Even a little? Than give me a point, please.