I want to add a well-known song to one of my hubs. It's for a lesson plan and the students have to complete a gap fill. Would this be considered copyright infringement?
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Sorry, I should have specified. It's the lyrics that I concerned about. I was going to post them with some of the words missing. Would this be a problem?
Song lyrics are protected by copyright law, says guidethroughthelegaljungleblog.com. Why don't you just place a link to the official lyrics page?
As long as you don't copy the lyrics, there won't be any duplication. If you copy the complete lyrics, then you have violated copyright laws. In fact, the music companies are going after the big guys already, so I don't think HubPages will allow it.
Are they targeting websites that offer lyrics?
I guess I'll change my lesson plan in that case.
Yes, the article says they've no time to go after everybody, so they focus on the big guys. Was trying to look up the article for you but can't find that same article. Anyway, you can google for "lyrics copyright" to see other websites on the topic.