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  • Alisa Marrow
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    @alisamarrow
    6 years, 3 months ago

    Hi everyone. This is my first time posting. I have a question about using images, lyrics, movie quotes, and other things that seem like they would be protected. It seems like a lot of people are doing this and I wasn’t sure if it was legal. Does anyone know of a good resource for getting some good information on what is allowed as far as reselling things that contain these items? I guess I can go to an attorney at some point, but I thought I’d see if you had encountered any wisdom on this subject. Thanks so much!


    Jessica C. White
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    @jessicacwhite
    6 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Alisa,

    I have some trouble with this too, and and tend to veer away from iffy texts just to be on the safe side. I tend to work more with book texts, though, and I use Project Gutenberg for a guide – if it’s on their site, it’s ok to use (http://www.gutenberg.org/).

    Jessica


    Alisa Marrow
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    @alisamarrow
    6 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks Jessica. They have some interesting stuff. Perhaps we will bump into each other at the conference. Have a great week!


    Bunny Bear Press
    Participant
    @bunnybearpress
    6 years, 2 months ago

    I was curious about this too. Hopefully someone out there knows so we don’t have to go the lawyer route…


    Samantha Olson
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    @samanthaolson
    6 years ago

    I am wondering about this as well. has anyone spoken to a lawyer or found any more info?

    thanks

    sam


    Alisa Marrow
    Participant
    @alisamarrow
    6 years ago

    Thanks Jessica. That is a very nice resource.


    Cynthia A Connolly
    Participant
    @cynthiaaconnolly
    6 years ago

    I curated a contemporary art show where I wanted to quote the lyrics to “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni MItchell and somehow I got in touch with someone who represented her.  I was told I had to pay around $100 to just print the lyrics on the press release.  So, I didn’t print all the lyrics, just the line I was referring to in my exhibition.  This is probably not helping, but I would imagine selling something and putting someone’s lyrics on it is some kind of infringement and you would need permission.


    Samantha Olson
    Participant
    @samanthaolson
    6 years ago

    thanks Cynthia. I figured as much.

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