Creating samples for portfolio
Thread poster: AkoSix

AkoSix
United States
Local time: 18:41
Italian to English
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Jan 27, 2019

As a translator who has not completed many projects, what materials can I use in order to create samples for my portfolio. I am aware that I can use books that are in the public domain, but am I not allowed to use current materials such as the Italian newspaper I picked up this morning? Can I use copyrighted materials if I cite them in the display of the source content?

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Fair use: transformative Jan 27, 2019

In the in United States copyright law there're many both good and weird rules, including a four-factor test for the fair use.

Considering this law, your translation as a service, and the recent GDPR, you could take ANY relatively short part of a work and show your best, removing specific personal names and numbers to obfuscate private data. Of course, when in doubts, one
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In the in United States copyright law there're many both good and weird rules, including a four-factor test for the fair use.

Considering this law, your translation as a service, and the recent GDPR, you could take ANY relatively short part of a work and show your best, removing specific personal names and numbers to obfuscate private data. Of course, when in doubts, one should really consult the relevant specialist--an attorney, in this case.

You can go as far as transcreation or rewriting, providing you could maintain the similar quality.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 03:41
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Wikipedia articles Jan 28, 2019

AkoSix wrote:
Am I not allowed to use current materials such as the Italian newspaper I picked up this morning?


Why not do what everyone is doing, and use Wikipedia articles?


AkoSix
 

AkoSix
United States
Local time: 18:41
Italian to English
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Creating samples for portfolio Feb 5, 2019

Thank you for your time DiZW. I will consider that.

Thank you Samuel. That is the best method to use for now.


 


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