I can't find any information regarding this scenario. Related answers are always about publishing said excerpts in one's own works, and my question is specifically about copied texts that are never going to be published. My initial thought was that it was surely fine to do so, but the current book I'm working through is so dense in information that I've probably digitally recreated half of the book, and that got me thinking, and has lead to this question.

  • See the definition: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement, which is primarily a US view. And it may be an ethical violation even if it isn't technically copyright infringement.
    – Buffy
    Jul 7, 2020 at 15:53
  • What do you intend to do with the collected material?
    – Alchimista
    Jul 8, 2020 at 11:24
  • @Alchimista i'm only collecting it for research purposes. when i'm done, and have all the references i need sorted out, i can discard it all.
    – cvshepherd
    Jul 9, 2020 at 12:49
  • I do not see what is the matter, then.
    – Alchimista
    Jul 10, 2020 at 14:31


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