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I'm not a lawyer, don't play one on TV and didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night. But I would think it's always OK to refer to pages in a book by word, but not to link to them. Even if visitors to the web site don't pay royalties to Look Inside, I am sure there is some kind of royalty or mutually beneficial arrangement there. Amazon might have a licensing agreement with the publisher to show the Look Inside pages, and you never know when that agreement might expire, leaving your own document with a broken link.

As for including a page scan of a book in a PDF, never without the author/publisher's expressed written permission, I am sure.

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