Any legal issues for publishing a basic tutorial e-book in Amazon Kindle in Japanese?

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Any legal issues for publishing a basic tutorial e-book in Amazon Kindle in Japanese?

01 Oct 2017, 08:30

Hi! I really appreciate to AutoHotkey and its contributors. I thank you! :clap:

I was wondering the way to contribute to this community, and ended up with the fact that not so many Japanese speaking people -like me- uses AutoHotkey.
I've known that there are not so many websites (or no books at all) written in Japanese for non-programmers to learn AutoHotkey, and it made me suffer a lot in the beginning.
I've been learning AutoHotkey scripting from Youtube or this forum about a year or so. Now, I can do some things with it, and I feel spending those time for learning Ahk was worthwhile.
Of course other people can struggle like me(or perhaps like you), but since not so many Japanese people are good at reading in English, there should be easy, baby-step instructions in Japanese language for those who don't have any basic knowledge of computer programming. Since AutoHotkey clearly states that it is "easy to learn", which should apply to non-programmers, like myself.

So, if it is the way for me to contribute AutoHotkey community, I'm eager to prepare those instructions in Japanese for beginners and non-programmers.
Though I have some my own issues (because I am not a programmer nor good at English), writing and publishing very basic AutoHotkey baby-step Tutorial for Non-programmers in Japanese at Amazon (e-books of course) might be a good idea.
This e-book should be a buck(1$ approx. 120 yen) since it's the minimal price setting, so it's not like I'm making tons of money, and I'm willing to donate it if it's the case.

Now, what I need to ask you is
1) Any thoughts on this idea?
2) Besides all stating copyrighting and directing to AutoHotkey community, are there any legal issues that I should be aware of? Since this little project doesn't modify AutoHotkey, it shouldn't be a problem for program licensing. However, I do not want to violate any legal rights, such as copyrights.

That should be all I wanted to say, I think. Oh and yes, again, I appreciate to this community and AutoHotkey. Hurray! :bravo:
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Re: Any legal issues for publishing a basic tutorial e-book in Amazon Kindle in Japanese?

01 Oct 2017, 17:34

No problem with this!
Go ahead, promote ahk and introduce it to the people around you. All I can really suggest is not make any "false" claims on AutoHotkey, or monitize it. We can't endorse you, but there shouldn't be any legal issues. You can link to us. Chris Mallet is the creator of ahk. You can read more on the foundation page : http://autohotkey.com/foundation
There's also a history page linked in there.

Cheers :+1:
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Re: Any legal issues for publishing a basic tutorial e-book in Amazon Kindle in Japanese?

01 Oct 2017, 20:58

Thank you for the comment, joedf! I will make sure and pay extra attention to that all the links go back to AutoHotkey website and the foundation.

joedf wrote:All I can really suggest is not make any "false" claims on AutoHotkey, or monitize it. We can't endorse you, but there shouldn't be any legal issues.


No false claims, no monetizing, got it. I'll make sure of that.
I'm not sure when it will come out, but hope it will save someone like me. Thanks again!
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Re: Any legal issues for publishing a basic tutorial e-book in Amazon Kindle in Japanese?

02 Oct 2017, 19:59

Definitively let me know! I am always interested in seeing new ahk things by users :)

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