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A_Winter
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Printing Copies with Song Lyrics

Post by A_Winter » February 24th, 2016, 4:55 pm

I have a personal memoir that I've written and I'd like to print a couple of copies. I don't want to sell or have an ISBN or anything like that (I've done that before with other books), I just want two copies, one for me one for a friend.
However, the book quotes lyrics from several songs that I don't own the rights to. Songs are: The Cave by Mumford and Sons, Lose Yourself by Eminem, Perfect Little Secret by Snow Patrol, and The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol.
So I have three questions:
1) Do I need to get permissions for this situation?
2) If so how can I do that?
3) If not, or once I get permissions, where can I go to pribt two copies without having to worry about legitimately publishing?

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Re: Printing Copies with Song Lyrics

Post by theuglytree » April 9th, 2016, 6:17 am

If you're not profiting from it, then you don't need permission or rights. Also, frankly, I'd say you don't need permission anyway. You're not showing it as your own work (one would hope) and there are thousands of novels out there with lyrics and quotes and all sorts, and I doubt they had the rights. I wouldn't worry about it.
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