Use of code from a creative commons book

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  • Hi,

    Many books on software are released by their authors under one of the creative commons licenses.

    Could you please let me know whether using the code from the examples provided in the book, in a larger software would be considered a derivative work or adaptation bound by the conditions of the CC License.

    For example if the book requires attribution under the CC-BY-3.0 License, would this be applicable on the entire software even though just a few lines were used, or would this be considered fair use?

  • Actually I would like to know in case of non Creative commons licensed content as well.
    Would the use of code from examples in a book or website intended to teach a particular software topic in a larger software application, constitute copyright infringement?
  • I think Creative Commons has a place on their own blog where you can ask this -- and they have just released something new about getting permissions, so you might want to head over there.

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