I don't know if this has been talked about on the board but in the story I'm working on now I find I make reference to song titles in the story. I'd like to write some of the lyrics because let's face it how many of us sing along to a song in real life? How many of us talk about a movie or describe a scene to a friend? With the new copyright laws how do you deal with trying to write real scenes? For example I read one book which talked about I Am Sam but didn't mention the title. Another book I've read the characters will often great each other with a line from a movie or use a movie line as a snappy comeback but those movies seem to be "Classic" movies where I think copyright laws don't matter that much. anyone else having that problem. The reason why I ask is: 1) Music really does inspire me. Sometimes I see a "Scene" or see a section of my book in my mind. See my characters hear them and everything and 9 times out of 10 the song I happen to be listening to when seeing the event inspires the scene it even fits in as background noise. 2) A story(I am hoping for feedback on certain sections of the story here) I am hoping to publish within the next couple months (I self publish on Kindle--or at least want too) makes reference to a couple of songs but I am very nervous about using the song title or group out of fear of being sued. Any suggestions or knowledge about this stuff?