The Intellectual Property Law Server

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Oct 23rd, 2019, 12:04am

Forums Forums Help Help Search Search Members Members Calendar Calendar Login Login Register Register
   Intellectual Property Forums
   Other
   Copyright Forum
(Moderators: Forum Admin, JimIvey, JSonnabend)
   Using song titles and lyrics in a novel
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: Using song titles and lyrics in a novel  (Read 2656 times)
Steven_M._Ulmen
Newbie
*




   


Posts: 1
Using song titles and lyrics in a novel
« on: Apr 21st, 2004, 11:31am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Hi. I have completed a novel set in the 1970's that refers to jokes and song titles of that era. Is there a copyright issue here?
 
Also, I have quoted a stanza from Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Beret." Is this legal, or do I need a release?
 
(Not published yet - draft only)
 
Thanks.
IP Logged
M. Arthur Auslander
Full Member
***


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

   
Email

Posts: 541
Re: Using song titles and lyrics in a novel
« Reply #1 on: Apr 24th, 2004, 7:29am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Dear Mr. Ulmen,
 
Joke usually are not a problem, unless you copy, verbatim from a copyrighted work, even then they may not be actionable.
 
Reference to a work or use of the information in a work is usully not a problem, but quoting a stanza sounds risky without permission.  
 
Reference to and discussing the meaning should be no problem.
 
Get permission and give credits.
« Last Edit: Apr 24th, 2004, 7:30am by M. Arthur Auslander » IP Logged

M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law
3008 Johnson Ave., New York, NY 10463
7185430266, aus@auslander.com
Reality Check® ELAINE's Workshop®
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »
Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.2!
Forum software copyright © 2000-2004 Yet another Bulletin Board