can I use famous quotes in my book?
State/Country relating to question: Maryland
Hello,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am one of JustAnswer's attorneys. I'll be helping you resolve your matter today. You CAN, but you have to CITE them visibly within your book. Not giving credit is theft, but citing is allowed, as long as you are citing to comment on it, or to use it as an argument for something, etc., and give credit.Best of luck in your matter. I'm here if you need any more clarification or follow up info. I hope you found my answer helpful, and if so please click on the GREEN ACCEPT button for my answer. This is the only way for me to get credit for my work. Your question will not close, and you will still have the opportunity to follow-up if and I would be happy to answer any and all of the follow up questions. Remember, sometimes the law under which your situation falls does not give you the outcome or the choices you wanted - please understand that this is not the attorney's fault, but the way of circumstance. There might be a delay between your follow up questions and my answers because I may be helping other clients or taking a break. Leaving a bonus and positive feedback is not required, but doing so is certainly appreciated! You can always request me for a future legal consultation through my profile at http://www.justanswer.com/profile.aspx?PF=7286322&FID=7 If you do this, make sure to being the question with “This Question is for Eli…”
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Thanks but I need just a little more clarity...if for example I am using if for a calendar like book....therfore I am not using it, to comment on it or to use it in in an argument.......another example...what if I were just putting together a book of quotes?
If you use quotes for calendars or books, you may NOT use it unless it's now public domain. Let me clarify: quotes used in process of argument or to carry the point, or illustration, are fine with credit given; but quotes used PRIMARILY for profit and as center of your work is a violation of intellectual property.
what about a quote that has "anonymous" as the author?
Then it's open season on it. :)
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