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    Song lyrics in novel

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by ramedrake, Jul 11, 2011.

    I have written a full length novel but it continues several instances where someone quotes songs. While all of these lyrics are nearly a hundred years old I am still curious whether this will be a legal problem, does anyone know the deal with quoting song lyrics?
     
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    If they're 100 years old, the copyright will have worn off and it'll have passed into fair use domain.
     
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    yup!

    just don't use any that are still under copyright... learn what's what:
    www.copyright.gov
     

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