If I'm writing a book and need to use a quote or saying from a famous person or another author, do I have to ask for permission to use it?
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Thanks, Pamela. I do that too but am wondering if that is enough to protect ourselves against infringing copyrights.
Thanks for the information. I understand that if the person is deceased for more than 70 years, the copyright is void. Don't know if that is accurate information.
If I'm not mistaken, the 70 year rule applies only to US copyright law and not for the rest of the world.
I have a quotes page on my website and I always put quotation marks around it and site the author if it is known. I'm not sure there's much else you can do. You can check mine here http://www.ariesmoonproductions.com/18.html