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Do I require permission to quote one sentence consisting of

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Do I require permission to quote one sentence consisting of 19 words from a book published in the UK in 1988. The author died in 2003?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

The 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act states the duration of copyright [ for literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works] to be 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies. So the copy right has not expired.

You may qualify for a fair use exception but I would need to know how and why you plan to use the quote [i.e. what purpose and will it be for profit?]

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm quoting the sentence in my self-published autobiography. Technically this is for profit but, as a practical matter, the profit is likely to be zero. It's more for the benefit of my family.
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

Given what you have stated, it does not appear to qualify for any of the fair use exceptions. See this law. See Sections 28-36. Your best bet is to obtain permission or fit it under the research and private study exception.