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These are some copyright-related issues that [[Project:
===Information vs. representation===
In general, it's not possible to copyright '''information''' itself -- just the '''expression''' of that information. For example, someone can copyright the statement "The Foofaraw Hotel, at 117 Blurbaw Street in the Carabiner District, has rooms for $50 to $100 including breakfast and in-room television." But the essential facts in that sentence -- that a hotel named Foofaraw exists, where it's located, and what its prices are -- can be used by anyone. Even a false or fictious fact cannot be copyrighted.
In addition, selection and organization of data can be copyrighted, too. So, listing the same 18 hotels in a city that another travel guide lists will be at least suspicious, if not cause for alarm. In general, we should avoid leaning on other travel guides for their information.
Certain expression is not copyrighted by anyone; this information is in '''the public domain'''. Anyone can use it, copy it, or incorporate it into copyrighted works. In general, works are in the public domain if they're so old that the terms of their copyright has lapsed, or if they were created by government employees or officials (depending on the jurisdiction).
Some public domain works are useful for incorporation into
There is a principle in American copyright law, and in laws of other countries, that allows incorporation of copyrighted works into other works. This principle is called '''fair use'''; among other things, it allows adding short quotes and excerpts from other works into our own.
However, it's important to remember that fair use is contingent on the ''type'' of person or party reusing a work, and their ''intention''. It may in fact be "fair use" for us to incorporate a picture, text, or other copyrighted expression into
Therefore, fair use in