The Challenge in Text Permissions

August 8, 2012

  1. Home
  2. >
  3. Rights and Permissions
  4. >
  5. The Challenge in Text...

Content Services 2012: The Challenge in Text Permissions

In publishing, imitation is definitely not the best form of flattery. In fact, using another person’s work—be it a small paragraph or an obscure quote—without proper permission may lead to copyright litigation.

The first, and most critical, step in rights clearance is determining what resides in the public domain and what does not. To put it simply, one can quote Shakespeare’s plays without obtaining permission or pay any fees, unless one quotes lines from a specific edition published by a certain publishing house.
But when it comes to works by, say, e.e. cummings or Jack Kerouac, clearance is required, unless one wants to invite infringement suits.

Recent Articles

The Main Hazards Of Custom eLearning Development And How To Avoid Them

The Main Hazards Of Custom eLearning Development And How To Avoid Them

Custom eLearning development shouldn’t contribute to the already mounting stress levels of your team. Use this guide to avoid the obstacles and make the most of online training outsourcing. Obstacles In Bespoke eLearning Development And How To Overcome Them Bespoke...

The joy and challenges of creating a sustainable business.

The joy and challenges of creating a sustainable business.

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change...

Other Articles

The joy and challenges of creating a sustainable business.

The joy and challenges of creating a sustainable business.

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change...

read more