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by teepeemckay
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Epigraph vs quote in box
Replies: 5
Views: 4359

Re: Epigraph vs quote in box

Hi Andy,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and insightful response. Your expertise is always appreciated!

Best wishes,
Tom
by teepeemckay
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Epigraph vs quote in box
Replies: 5
Views: 4359

Re: Epigraph vs quote in box

Hi Andy, Thanks for responding to my query. My understanding (and most publishers seem to agree) is that an epigraph would require permission due to its prominence, regardless of whether the word count falls under the fair dealing threshold. In the case of epigraphs which proceed book chapters (or e...
by teepeemckay
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Epigraph vs quote in box
Replies: 5
Views: 4359

Epigraph vs quote in box

Hello, I know that permission should always be sought for an in-copyright quotation being used as an epigraph at the start of a chapter etc. However, does the same apply for a small quote in the main body of a book's text if it is placed in a box? If it wasn't boxed, I'd immediately designate it as ...
by teepeemckay
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Amending quote in print - permission required?
Replies: 2
Views: 4204

Re: Amending quote in print - permission required?

Hi Andy,

Thank you - this was my suspicion but it's good to have it confirmed. As ever, your help is very much appreciated.

Best wishes,
T
by teepeemckay
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Amending quote in print - permission required?
Replies: 2
Views: 4204

Amending quote in print - permission required?

 Hi all, If a UK author was creating an English language teaching book and wanted to use short quotes from famous people, but wanted to edit the quotes slightly to reflect a more basic level of English (simplifying words etc.) would we need to seek permission from the people in question, or could th...
by teepeemckay
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Quoting TED Talk
Replies: 2
Views: 4493

Re: Quoting TED Talk

Hi AndyJ, Thank you for your thorough response. I think I was being overly cautious because we tend to treat epigraphs with special care, as opposed to other forms of quotation within the main body of our texts. Good to know that in this context it can be considered fair dealing/fair use. Best wishe...
by teepeemckay
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: Quoting TED Talk
Replies: 2
Views: 4493

Quoting TED Talk

The publisher I work for wishes to use a small extract from a TED Talk as an epigraph in a forthcoming book. The content of the talk has not been published anywhere else.

Are we obligated to request permission from the speaker given that we intend to use the extract as an epigraph?
by teepeemckay
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: It's complicated: Unpublished, Work for hire, 1923, known poet, originates in US
Replies: 2
Views: 4948

Re: It's complicated: Unpublished, Work for hire, 1923, known poet, originates in US

Hi AndyJ,

As I have come to expect (from seeing your responses to others' queries) this is a tremendously helpful response. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Teepeemckay
by teepeemckay
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Ownership and Permission
Topic: It's complicated: Unpublished, Work for hire, 1923, known poet, originates in US
Replies: 2
Views: 4948

It's complicated: Unpublished, Work for hire, 1923, known poet, originates in US

I am working on the permissions for a forthcoming academic book being published in the UK. One of the permission items being queried is a piece of advertising copy written by a somewhat famous US poet on the back of a letter to another somewhat famous US poet. We are not using the letter, just a sca...