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How do I get permission to use pictures in my ebook?

To get permission, you need to contact the rights-holder. Unless it is unequivocally licensed for reuse by the original rights holder or in the public domain, you can't just use it. Note that just ...
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Many sites propose free or cheap ebooks? Which are legitimate?

The short answer is that any website offering permanent access to large numbers of copyrighted books, for very little money, from multiple publishers is unlikely to be legitimate. HumbleBundle offers ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

I do disagree with idiotprogrammer's answer because this question does dive into DRM which plays a large part in ebooks. You could try changing the authorization of your Adobe Digital Editions ...
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Can I use a Youtube still image in my ebook

So, I am not a lawyer, etc. The basics of copyright law, though, are fairly straightforward: If you don't own the image/text/song/whatever, you can't use it, unless there's an explicit license in ...
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Can I use a Youtube still image in my ebook

This answer does not present any legal advice. In fact your post contains two questions. Speaking of the youtube license part you should definetly add information about the country you want to publish ...
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How do I get permission to use pictures in my ebook?

I think some of the larger photo licensing services charge a lot of money for book publishing -- they lump print and ebook together. It's in your best interest to be flexible about which exact photos ...
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How can I verify that the statistics provided by an DIY publisher are accurate?

As with so many things in life you cannot be 100% sure. That is somewhat more true for digital distribution, as there is no way to check e.g. that a company bought paper for 1000 books and said it ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

Let me say that I have no idea what the answer to your question is. So what follows is my best guess based on a hunch. First, it's ridiculous to think that a DRMed ebook is tied to an email. Instead,...
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How to check the current copyright status of books?

ISBN does not give information about the copyright status of the book: ISBN numbers are just identifiers, and publishers buy them in bunches. For books published after 1978, copyright usually extends ...
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How can i add a copy right/license to my book online

In many countries you don't need to register a copyright, but it is automatically granted to you. Therefore it is probably unnecessary for you to do anything. Typically you can declare it on the title ...
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How to know if this book (The Hero With A Thousand Face) is free of rights?

as @rgchris pointed out, copyright laws in Europe state that an opus goes in the public domain 70 years after the death of its author... and Campbell died in 1987. I think you should contact the ...
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Z library and copyrights

you will get the book, and probably won't get caught, but yes, it is illegal.
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Is it legal to create an ebook from the book I bought and sell it?

No. And since an answer requires 30 characters, no again.
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What guarantees that ebook/digital sellers are really paying authors per unit sold?

Ultimately this question is unanswerable because digital purchases involve an element of trust between content creator and distributor. This is a real issue with the arts business, because fixed ...
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eBook Portfolio / Resume

I definitely feel your pain. As a technical writer I've usually signed NDAs about things I've worked on, but I also need to show samples for potential employees. I think everybody would be fine with ...
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Are there any solutions available for managing a corporate library of ebooks?

There aren’t many choices. The most simple is to have a cloud-like space/service or simply a shared intranet directory. The need for controlling readers requires much more and is typically dependent ...
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