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I have written a novel. In the novel I quote the lyrics of a

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I have written a novel. In the novel I quote the lyrics of a song. Must I obtain permission? I've tried to contact the author but have received no response.
JA: Has an application or legal action been filed?
Customer: No. I have not yet publishes. Am waiting to find out the law here.
JA: What documentation do you have?
Customer: Simply the lyrics. The documentation would be copies of the emails I've sent to the author.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 months ago.

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1) How old is the song?

2) Where is the song from, i.e. what country does the artist live in?