Who owns the rights to writing.

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Quoting lyrics in a book of film criticism

I hope someone can help. I'm writing a book of film criticism, in which I refer to lyrics from the soundtrack as a way to empathise the narrative. Am I required to obtain permission for use of these ...
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Copyright Registration of translated original work

Once copyright registration has been filed, does a separate copyright need to be obtained if original book is reprinted by copyright owner in another language?
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Accidentally sent a work-in-progress to a stranger

I was sending files between two email accounts and accidentally sent the first 8k words of a work-in-progress to a stranger. I'm not published, should I be worried or am I being arrogant? Is there ...