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    Grammar books

    I have some grammar books in pdf, may I post a link to download them? Is it an infringement of copyright to do so?

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    Re: Grammar books

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I have some grammar books in pdf, may I post a link to download them? Is it an infringement of copyright to do so?
    I will leave that to management to decide. However, if it involves entire books, it probably exceeds the "fair use" principle.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 08-Dec-2013 at 14:17.

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    Re: Grammar books

    What are entre books?

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    Re: Grammar books

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    What are entre books?
    "Entire", obviously.

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    Re: Grammar books

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I have some grammar books in pdf, may I post a link to download them? Is it an infringement of copyright to do so?
    If the works are copyright, then it is an infringement. Please don't post any links to copyright materials or offer to send them to people. Forums are responsible for copyright abuses posted on them.

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    Re: Grammar books

    Three of the five grammar books mention no copyright or words to that effect, are they ok?

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    Re: Grammar books

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Three of the five grammar books mention no copyright or words to that effect, are they ok?
    There is some information here: Using materials from the Internet

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    Re: Grammar books

    If you wish to quote a short passage from a book in order to ask a question about what has been said, that's fine. Don't forget to acknowledge your source.

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    Re: Grammar books

    If your plan was to post a link to the whole book in pdf form, I would suggest that you not do so. Unless you got the books from a clearly free source where it states "Copyright-free. You are free to download and share this material without restriction", then I don't think it's a good idea. Where did you get the pdfs from originally?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Grammar books

    I freely downloaded them from other English learning sites some time ago, but most download links no longer exist now.
    Just forget it as you don't think it's a good idea.

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