Newspaper Editor Refuses Permission
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Posted by N Stokes on May 14, 2001 at 12:54:14:
I want to publish a collection (350)interesting tidbits from my hometown newspaper
dating from the early 1800's until now. I met with the newspaper editor to give him an
idea of the project and ask permission to use direct quotes from the paper. He said he
would check with his lawyer and let me know. That was a year ago and many unreturned phone
calls. From your web site, it looks like I can use anything published before 1923 without
his permission. Is there ANYTHING I can do to work around his refusal to give me copyright
permission on the years after 1923? I would gladly give his paper all the credit as I explained to him.
I really want to use direct quotes because they reveal the oddities of our little town
that are charming and comical. Any suggestions???
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