Self Publishing - Copyright & LibelCopyrightThere is a general article about copyright on this site which you should read but if you have anydoubts at all, the golden rule is always to ask. You could run into serious difficulties if you useunauthorised material. For the skiing book I wrote to a couple of dozen of newspapers andjournals asking for permission to quote from articles. All of them agreed and charged menothing. There were one or two requirements and restrictions but these were entirelyreasonable.LibelAgain, there�s a general article about libel in this site which might set your mind at rest but ifyour book concerns real people, or fictionalised versions of real people, you might have to playsafe and hire a lawyer.