Quoting songs in a podcast

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Quoting songs in a podcast

Post by SilverSpirit » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:42 pm

Hello everyone,

I put together a podcast and am always very careful to ensure that copyrighted material does not make it onto our programme, however I have hit a grey area.

The other day, one of our members sang one line from a song and it was discussed during the programme. Also, another member quoted lyrics from a different song, which were also discussed.

Now, I'm not sure whether to keep those in the edit or whether to take them out. Are they fair use?

Many thanks,

Dan

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Post by Warlock » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:08 am

I believe that this would be classified as 'incidental inclusion' and therefore be allowed under fair dealling rules.

For more information, see:

http://www.gillhams.com/articles/152.cfm
http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyr ... 9_fair_use

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Post by SilverSpirit » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:15 am

Thanks for your advice. I shall leave the clips in the podcast then!

Cheers!

Dan

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