Fair Use, Public Domain and Permission

Fiction writers often feel the need to quote songs, poems or films in their stories.

There are ways to use other people’s creative work in a novel that do not infringe copyright, including:

  • fair use
  • public domain; and
  • permission.

For a discussion on how John Green successfully used these copyright tools in his blockbuster novel The Fault in Our Stars, visit The Better Novel Project where my guest post on the subject can be found.

Kathryn

photo credit: Jeffrey Beall via Compfight cc

photo credit: Jeffrey Beall via Compfight cc

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