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Question re using quotations in needlework

Posted by stitchno.5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 4, 09 at 19:20

Hello, embroiderers. I am interested in using quotations (from a poem, song, etc.) in a piece of embroidery. If I credit the original author with the quotation, is it legal to do this? To obtain permission and/or pay royalties(!) would be impossible for me, so I am wondering if it is sufficient to simply credit the author within the embroidered piece. Thank you in advance for your help!

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RE: Question re using quotations in needlework

There's a great explanation of this same problem on the old google answers site:

Go with old quotes that are no longer under copyright (70 years old), federal employee quotes, or quotes that don't originate from a single identifiable source, such as turns of phrase or jokes.

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