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I get that you can’t copyright other people’s quotations, that would be kinda nuts, but you can copyright the considerable research and editorial work around a collection of quotes. The selecton, the editing, the comments. This is my work. And while I’ve really enjoyed seeing over the last couple of decades the magic and wonder of these aviation quotes being widely shared, it really isn’t cool when a few people wholesale copy and paste without achowledgemt or linking back to the original collection. So please stop doing that.

Some of the underlying quotes are copyright their original author and/or have licensing arangeemnts with various publishers. When I worked on the print books, we received (and sometimes paid for) permission to use certain lines from books, magazine articles, poems and songs. You would do well to conduct your own due dilagence before making more use than the moving-target legal standard of fair use of these quotations.

Parts of this work used in the print books is covered under the copyright and legal agreements with major New York publisher McGraw-Hill, so I stress again I’d proceed carefully with copy and paste transfers.

Hall of Shame includes skygod dot com, wonderflug dot com, the book Boys’ Toys Planes that used a quote as the sole text on every page and never credited me.

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All kidding aside, messing with the copyright is very wrong. Read about Karma. If you cannot discern what is a joke from what is serious aboiut this copyright warning notice, I suggest you go directly to eBay and see if you can buy a clue.

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes, Dreams, from the anthology Golden Slippers: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers, ed. Arna Bontemps, 1941.


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