philipjterry - 9:12 am on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thank you for the interesting comments... looks as though there is quite a bit of legislation to swot up on although it might differ country to country...? Not sure how Google manages that, for say a UK author... who has not yet published their work on the internet. Which I guess would mean you are OK, that is until they complain and take you down. But by then, hopefully one would have acrued enough of a critical mass of users to self perpetuate enough unique content so one does not have to rely on all the "quoted material".
I saw another guy mention in another thread he was scanning mercilesslly thousands of pages of book content. Which is not good. But... if I am brutally honest I've done it once before on a much smaller scale just to give me a kick start on the ladder, and eventually it all transformed into unique. I was blazing into the sunset before getting stung.
By the way I would not want to encourage this.