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I am not a copyright specialist, but I think the general rule of thumb would be yes, you always have to ask permission. However, there are rules for fair use and quotations that may apply. Look them up. I would look up some writers union where you live and see if you can ask their lawyer. I did once when I had a similar problem (this was in Sweden so it ...


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Others answered the key points. Let me address just one lesser issue. "the main part of a song is its music rather than lyrics." Maybe true and maybe not. I recall Gilbert and Sullivan had something of a falling out over whether the lyrics (Gilbert) or the music (Sullivan) was more important. But even if true, the fact that a part of a copyrighted work is ...



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