Is copying a crime?: Some thoughts

Is copying a crime?


I've never considered copying as a bad idea. At the risk of copyright issues, I have been liberal in using quotes in my writings, if I found someone else has presented what I wanted to say, in a better way.
Recently, the editor at Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon.com) before publishing my book "Assorted Letters of Dissent", politely pointed out to me that most of the content he could see on websites and lifting so much from websites for publishing a book was not advisable (he used more acceptable language). When I pointed out innocently that under each piece on the website the name "M G Warrier", he didn't respond, but the book was published within 24 hours.
Moral of the story: Quoting/Copying from one's own writings also is an internationally accepted practice!

M G Warrier

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