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M. Arthur Auslander
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Re: Copyright Lyrics Only? No Melody
« Reply #5 on: May 26th, 2004, 6:20am »
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Dear Kip Veasey,
 
It depends on what you do with the paper plate.
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Re: Copyright Lyrics Only? No Melody
« Reply #6 on: May 26th, 2004, 8:57am »
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I'm going to sell it. It will have lots of graphics unrelated to the song.
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Re: Copyright Lyrics Only? No Melody
« Reply #7 on: May 28th, 2004, 7:42am »
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Dear Kip Veasey,
 
What you say sounds good but my gut says that six words might be challengable, particularly if you are sucessful.  
 
It is better to have a clean start than know there might be a risk.
 
It takes more than a forum to explain how the risks work.
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Re: Copyright Lyrics Only? No Melody
« Reply #8 on: Jun 1st, 2004, 6:28pm »
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Re: Copyright Lyrics Only? No Melody
« Reply #9 on: Jun 2nd, 2004, 12:56am »
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It depends upon how generic the phrase is, and whether it can be identified as having been copied from the original song. Such a small number of words may not attract copyright protection - this is a very tricky area and the answers turn on the facts about how unique the words are, and so on.
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