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Experience:  Attorney practicing all aspects of copyright/trademark law
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I am an author. How do i determine if a short quote or poem

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I am an author. How do i determine if a short quote or poem I would like to use on a fly-leaf/front paper (page in front of my prologue) "has been released in the public domain, and provide documentation for my publisher to that effect"? Thank you! Erin
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

You would need to check with and if it is an older work, pre-1970's you would have to contact the copyright desk through at the US Library of Congress, since they have all of the specific details on when a copyright was applied for and whether or not the material is now in public domain or if copyright has expired.

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