I have written a novel that includes a couple of references to brand names (Fresca and Solarcaine), a couple of references to popular songs (titles and lyrics), a couple of references to literature (writer's name, book title, and brief excerpt), and a couple of references to public figures (major league baseball players and rock-and-roll stars). Are all or any of these references subject to copyright laws and require permission for me to include them?
So, just to be clear, as long as direct quotations of song lyrics or book excerpts are shorter and are used as references, they can be included in a novel without permission from the artists or publishers.
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So, just to be clear, as long as I use shorter direct quotations of song lyrics or book excerpts as references in the novel, they can be included without permission from the artists or publishers.
Yes that's right
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