I am thinking of compiling a book of M.Y. questions, and possibly, publishing it.

Are there any copyrights, property ownership rules or other legalities that would prohibit me from doing so?

The book would consist of primarily my own questions as well as selected answers. Some of my questions have no answers. Prior to including other people's questions and answers, I would request permission to use them.

Assuming all this, are there still other problems prohibiting me from publishing such a book?

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  • Thanks. I'll have to read the "fine print" to get a better idea of what you said.
    – DanF
    Jun 9, 2015 at 17:33

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