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Hello. I will help you. A good process to follow would be:
(a) Determine if material in public domain or covered by copyright
(b) If covered by copyright, identify the owner of the copyright.
(c) Identify scope of permission desired and required;
(d) Negotiate with owner for permission and get any agreement in writing.
(a) Permission Needed? : "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" is a song written by Bob Dylan in the summer of 1962. Enters public domain on 15 February 2067.
Thus, work likely covered by copyright. Unless your use falls under an exception (such as fair use
, parody, etc.) permission is needed.
(b) Rights likely owed by Columbia Records which is an American record label, owned by Sony Music
Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group.
(c) Scope of Rights need: You will need to have a description of the rights you need when you ask for permission. Do this by simply stating your intended use. You may need to also consider issues such as territory, term, and exclusivity. Exclusivity for your purpose does not seem to be an issue - you will likely ask for and get non-exclusive rights to use.
(d) Negotiate : You may not have to pay for permission if the amount of protected work you will use is small. Lots of factors can affect price.
And remember to get the deal in writing.
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