Permission for a quote?

Asked by: Michelle Taylor

If you’re seeking permission to quote from a book, look on the copyright page for the rights holder; it’s usually the author. However, assuming the book is currently in print and on sale, normally you contact the publisher for permission. You can also try contacting the author or the author’s literary agent or estate.

Do you need permission for quotes?

Shorter quotes, references and paraphrasing is usually ok without permission. Copying large amounts of a story or study, however, may require permission from the writer or publisher.

How much can I quote from another source without permission?

Every publisher sets their own threshold of “fair use” versus requiring permissions. One publisher requires permission for using 25 words or more from any one source, aggregate over the entirety of your book. This means if you quote 16 words in one place and 10 words in another, you must get written permission.

Do you need permission for an epigraph?

Whether an epigraph requires permission depends on both the source and your use of the quoted material. Epigraphs from materials that are in the public domain do not require permission. Epigraphs from copyrighted materials must either qualify as fair use or be used with the permission of the rightsholder.

Can I use quotes from the Internet?

If a quote was first published before 1923, then most likely its copyright has expired and the quote has fallen into the “public domain.” You may use it without getting permission.

How do you legally use quotes?

According to US copyright law, the legal rights to a quote belong by default to its author (or speaker). Quotes are considered intellectual property, which is protected under the law.

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Can I use a quote from another article?

Citing a source that you found in another source is known as using a secondary source. You should always try to read and cite the original work (the primary source). If it is not possible to do this, you have to cite the original as contained in the secondary source.

Are quotes subject to copyright?

The Short Answer. Yes, quotes are protected under copyright law.

Is it legal to post quotes?

According to US copyright law, legal rights to a quote belong, by default, to the author or speaker. The quotes are considered intellectual property and protected under law. If you are not the original author of a quote, one of two things must be true to use it freely on social media.

How do I know if a quote is copyrighted?

Go to the official website of the United States Copyright Office to use its online “Public Catalog Search” for works copyrighted after 1978. Use the “Keyword” search field for phrases in copyright records. Surround the phrase with double quotation marks to search for the precise phrase.

How do you use someone else’s quote?

Use double quotation marks (“”) around a direct quote. A direct quote is a word- for-word report of what someone else said or wrote. You use the exact words and punctuation of the original. Harriet Jacobs writes, “She sat down, quivering in every limb” (61).

How do you cite a quote from a person?

When making reference to the spoken words of someone other than the author recorded in a text, cite the name of the person and the name of the author, date and page reference of the work in which the quote or reference appears.

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Are sayings copyrighted?

Names, titles, short phrases, slogans and sayings cannot be protected with the United States Copyright Office. Copyright protection only extends to original artistic works fixed in a tangible medium such as literature, music and motion pictures.