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I am still waiting for an answer - essentially (as I realize the question is a bit long-winded) - I am looking to find out how to publish in a book, the first two items I provided while acknowledging the authors yet not having permission from them due to extenuating circumstances...ie...not findable or no reply
The third item is a popular and well-used quote - does it require permission to publish from the author?
If we identified the poem as Author Unknown - would that resolve the copyright issue for the first item? I have a strong suspicion that the author has died and I have not been able to find any contact information for her at all. Also, could we put a note under her name as author stating that we were unable to locate her for permission and want to acknowledge her authorship. We really want to use this poem in its entirety as any truncated version of it would diminish its impact.
Regarding the second item, we could continue to try to find the owner and seek permission.
thanks for any further advice or assistance you can provide
This is a further question about Item #2 - The Man In The Mirror poem - according to the website (established in 1997 and not updated since), the poem was published in 1934. The author died in 1954. Would public domain laws apply here which would give us authority to publish without copyright infringement? Thanks again
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