I am seeking clarification of copyright Fair Use law. If I paraphrase a short excerpt from a book and identify the author and book in the paraphrase, do I need to receive permission from the author to publish his material? The book is 280 pages and the quote is approx 343 words. Also, what are the international laws about this. The book is being published in Australia and will be distributed worldwide. The excerpt is from a book published in USA.
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Healing Inner Child by Parenting
Through the brilliant work of John Bradshaw, we have a greater awareness of how our early childhood wounding and experiences can, in his words, ‘contaminate’ our adult life.
He states that our wounded inner children are responsible for our core beliefs. According to Bradshaw, these core beliefs are “ composed of our earliest feelings, beliefs and memories,[that formed] in response to the stresses of our childhood environment.” (Bradshaw, 1990) This is becomes the filter through which our life experiences pass. He suggests that these wounds from childhood continue to contaminate our life until we as the adult step in to witness and tend to the wounded child’s needs. This work constitutes healing and changes the filter through which life experience is then viewed by our Inner Child. When you heal this child, you once again have access to the transformative, creative energy of your unique self that is really God within you. (Bradshaw, 1990)
John Bradshaw has created many powerfully inspiring and healing audios for Inner Child work.
In his book, Healing the Shame that Binds You, John Bradshaw defines two aspects of shame. One is healthy shame that sets limits and structures within which we operate in this human incarnation. He describes it as the emotion we feel that signals reaching the edge of our behavioural boundary. Toxic shame, on the other hand, is the shame that is hidden, suppressed and covered up. It feels more like an identity rather than a boundary. When there is toxic shame, it is something bad or wrong about us. So instead of making a mistake and feeling bad about it (healthy shame), we are the mistake (toxic shame). Toxic shame is something we would never tell another person about for fear of judgment or loss of love.
If the copyright laws of Australia apply, and Berne Convention Treaty is the applicable rule, does that change the validity of your answer as applicable to Australia?
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