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How can i create a lawful summary of a nonefiction book that

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How can i create a lawful summary of a nonefiction book that i can sell? What is the guideline, criterias and precautions need to be considered?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
A copyright of a book does not protect the ideas contained in the book. So as long as you do not copy the words in the book verbatim, you can write your own explanation of the book and even insert some small quotes from the book if you need to do so to explain your summary (editorial commentary allows you to use small, 1-2 sentences, passages under the fair use laws of the copyright law). So, if you write the summary in your own words, using only sparing quotes from the original for your explanations under fair use when necessary, you would not be infringing on the copyright.