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Would it violate copyright to retype a classic mathematics book from the 1960s using modern notation and uploading it online?

This would definitely be copyright infringement, as discussed in the other answers. BUT: if the book is a good work that’s still relevant today, you could be doing the world a huge favor by retyping ...
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Would it violate copyright to retype a classic mathematics book from the 1960s using modern notation and uploading it online?

For your own use, you can type anything you like, modify it in any way that you like. There are no restrictions on that sort of thing, as long as it is strictly for personal use. Among other reasons, ...
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Would it violate copyright to retype a classic mathematics book from the 1960s using modern notation and uploading it online?

united-states In US law, this would be considered a derivative work. If the book is still under copyright (which is pretty much certain for any book published in 1964 or later), then you would need ...
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Would it violate copyright to retype a classic mathematics book from the 1960s using modern notation and uploading it online?

This depends on your school's fair use policy as well as how you share it and the publisher's policy. In short, it's complicated and it depends on lots of stuff. Here are some rules from where I live, ...
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Is it legal / ethical for a professor to monetize course content videos?

I have created video content for my students almost since I began teaching, and I created extensive video content starting with H1N1, when we were told our students couldn't be required to come to ...
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Is it legal if I print PDF files of Springer books for personal use?

Ask them. Is it legal to do this? Who else would be able to sate definitively (apart from a judge) that this is allowed or not, except the copyright holders? Now maybe you don't want to draw ...
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Is it legal if I print PDF files of Springer books for personal use?

This will differ a bit from the good answer of Bryan Krause. I won't repeat what he says. And IANAL, so this is informal advice only. There is one advantage of a printed copy in that you can easily ...
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Is it legal if I print PDF files of Springer books for personal use?

Fair dealing addresses exceptions to activity that would otherwise be copyright infringement, similar to "fair use" in the US. I'm not a lawyer, and don't live in Canada, but it seems to me ...
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