Can I make a book someone wrote that is not copyrighted my own?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • No, because there is what is called a "Poor Man's Copyright"
    This means that if it can be proven that he produced it first (emailed it to himself, posted it online, or anything where there is a record that it existed before you tried to copyright it, then he could still legally sue you for any and all profit made by it.

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    • How about if I modified it?

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    • What can I do that won't get me sued for it?

    • Thank you for the Vote of Confidence. xx

Most Helpful Girl

  • If Not "Copyrighted," Yes, However... How would you Sleep at nite? xx

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    • *Okay, so Writer's Block right now? Relax and it will later Come back you with What is your next step. xx

What Guys Said 4

  • The best you can do is a "fan fiction". You can't write the exact same thing he did though.

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  • Yes, if you want to be an ass.

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  • If you want to be a pile of shit yes

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  • That's plagiarism he can still try to take you to court and you could have a major lawsuit

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    • They might not win because it's not copyrighted but still morally that's wrong and do you really want to go through all of that trouble

What Girls Said 1

  • Why would you do such a thing?

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