Looking for a creative gift to give this Valentine’s day? I thought I’d try and help you out with an idea from my past. Are you familiar with the book, “Guess How Much I Love you?” This is an absolutely fabulous book. Years ago…before children…I took the book and scanned all of the pictures. Then, I changed the words of the book. I re-typed the entire book. I changed out “Little Nut Brown Hare” for “Jeremiah Hare.” I also changed “Big Nut Brown Hare” for “Jodi Hare.” Since giving this book to my husband, we have used the phrase, “I love you way up to the moon and back.” He actually just wrote it in my birthday card. It has also become part of one of the special phrases we use with our kids. It’s always fun to find a special, unique way to tell someone you love them.
Not to be a downer, but is there a copyright infringement issue here? I think it’s a very sweet sentiment, and you are not selling the book, but I know copyright laws are pretty restrictive. Might be something to look into, I’d hate for you (Jodi) or any MM readers to get sued!
I have totally thought about that. I probably should look into it a bit more, but my understanding was that if you purchased the book, you can use the content for your own use as long as you are not selling the images or content. I will look into it a bit more, but I think I’m in the clear. Thank you for looking out for me. I definitely want to abide by the copyright laws. Thanks!
I think if you buy the book and scan it (and don’t sell or donate the book), you’re in the clear with fair use. If you scanned a library book or got rid of the purchased one, you’d definitely be violating copyright.