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Syed Sufyan Sher

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Copyright / eligibility issue
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 8:47 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,
Would Quotes from people like Md. Ali and Lyrics of songs cause Copyright issues.

Sample 1:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
  • Albert Einstein

Sample 2:

"Treasure, that is what you are
Honey you're my golden star
You know you can make my wish come true
If you let me treasure you"
-Treasure, Bruno Mars

Thanks in advance
Donna St Felix

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Re: Copyright / eligibility issue
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:34 PM   in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher
 
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Syed Sufyan Sher wrote:
Would Quotes from people like Md. Ali and Lyrics of songs cause Copyright issues.

Yes,
thrasherll

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Re: Copyright / eligibility issue
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:42 PM   in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher
 
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Especially the lyrics. Song lyrics don't have a lot of words, especially since many songs have repeated refrains after each of the three or four short verses. Quoting even a line of a song amounts to quoting a big enough percentage of the total words that you should definitely avoid doing it without getting permission from the copyright owner.

L. L. Thrasher
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Copyright / eligibility issue
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 5:35 AM   in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher
 
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The only part of a copyrighted song or poem that can be safely quoted is the title.

Occasionally snark is truth.
robert d dorazi

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Re: Copyright / eligibility issue
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 6:00 AM   in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher in response to: Syed Sufyan Sher
 
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Hi Syed

I don't know for the poem lines, but as for Einstein quote, it's much more blurry since it was an interview. And the following link could help you.
https://www.newmediarights.org/are_interviews_copyrighted

Robert Dorazi

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