Author Topic: Using the screenshots in books  (Read 4181 times)

debojitacharjee

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Using the screenshots in books
« on: June 16, 2023, 03:26:26 pm »
I want to know whether it is legal to use the screenshot of Code::blocks in books for publication.

Offline Miguel Gimenez

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Re: Using the screenshots in books
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2023, 10:44:27 am »
Use of screenshots for education, criticism, promotion and information (i.e Wikipedia) purposes should fall into the "fair use" exceptions of copyright laws, although there are more copyright laws than countries and this may not apply everywhere.

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Re: Using the screenshots in books
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2023, 02:53:28 am »
The codeblocks EULA might mention use of its copyrite?

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Re: Using the screenshots in books
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2023, 01:11:49 pm »
Code::Blocks is open-source, published under the GNU GPL, so you are more than allowed to use screenshots of it in publication, as far as I understand.

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Re: Using the screenshots in books
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2023, 04:16:46 pm »
Code::Blocks is open-source, published under the GNU GPL, so you are more than allowed to use screenshots of it in publication, as far as I understand.

Poor logic! And, at one time the images had a different license.

You are allowed to use GPL code in an GPL compatible product. Most books are not GPL compatible products.

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Re: Using the screenshots in books
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2023, 04:48:41 pm »
Apologies, and after searching, I think the answer is probably no, it was discussed here. Did not expect this rabbit hole to go deep.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2023, 04:51:34 pm by MichaelAgarkov »