I'm a singer/songwriter who just recently began copyrighting and publishing my original work on youtube.
I just finished reading an autobiography by Bruce Springsteen and near the end of one of the chapters he wrote something I found very thoughtful and deep. I took those few sentences and in some parts paraphrased and in a few verses it is almost word for word.
Those who I have played it for say it is a very moving song and I want to copyright and publish it. However, I cannot find anywhere online if what I wrote would be considered copyright infringement.