These are very helpful articles; check them out. 🙂
In my work as a freelance editor, I often work on manuscripts that contain verbatim quotes and/or referenced quotes from other sources. My editorial comment in these cases is usually along the line of “You might need permission for this quotation.” I’m not an attorney, so I can’t say with absolute certainty that a specific quote is or is not fair use, but I’m sharing this excellent article about the use of copyrighted material from Jane Friedman’s blog that might help you answer that question for your own book. You might want to bookmark this one: Is It Fair Use? 7 Questions to Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material.
- Plagiarism, Attribution, Citation, Quotation (onecoolsitebloggingtips.com)
- Navigating Copyright and Fair Use Online © (bluefountainmedia.com)
Candace Johnson is a professional freelance editor, proofreader, writer, ghostwriter, and writing coach who has worked with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book packagers on nonfiction…
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Thanks for reblogging, Chris. This is an important topic for ALL writers, and the more we know, the better.