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Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
I'm afraid it's not correct; a ~2s piece 4-note riff from "Stairway to Heaven" didn't make it into "Wayne's World" due to copyright dispute (other than US theatrical release). So - Four notes seems to be accurate as the limit.
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
Not entirely; there's the matter of Licensed use as well - where you either pay, or - for shorter pieces - obtain a free permission to use them. Fair Use is not limited in size, but in application - educational, news reporting, parody etc.
Feb
26
comment How does one determine how much of a song you can use without paying?
Under "fair use" rules you can use the whole song. But RIAA lawyers claim four notes is enough to constitute plagiarism in the eyes of law, so I guess 'copyright violation' is a short way beyond that.
Feb
26
revised How ordinary must my protagonist be if the book is written from his/her point of view?
added 2 characters in body
Feb
26
reviewed No Action Needed Writing a short documentary about a medical clinic
Feb
26
reviewed Looks OK How to write polite deadline email?
Feb
26
answered Am I making the writing too complex?
Feb
26
reviewed Reviewed Am I making the writing too complex?
Feb
26
reviewed No Action Needed What is the number above rrd-h on copywrite page
Feb
26
reviewed Reviewed Skipping the action scene
Feb
26
reviewed Close Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open How do I choose the most appropriate font for a professional document?
Feb
26
comment How do I choose the most appropriate font for a professional document?
I'm voting to leave this question open - despite being bas but the wrong premise, it got the right answers: not which font to use, but how to approach choosing the right font.
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open Books on writing successful non-fiction
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open What “kind” of writing is The Fixation of Belief essay by Charles Sanders Pierce?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open At what point in editing / revising does one poem become another poem?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open Formatting for fading between a radio broadcast and the protagonist
Feb
25
comment How can I structure a novel to contain short stories?
You might look into the ancient classic, One thousand and One nights, where Scheherazade is the brilliant storyteller narrating the thousand stories to her husband.
Feb
25
comment Should I drop the quotation marks in a chapter that consists mostly on a character telling a story?
You did correct by surrounding these in chapter breaks. A chapter break or a section break is where you can harmlessly shift perspective and for example descend into a speech narrated by the character as first-person narration without these quotes. Otherwise, you're bound to the original perspective and so quotation marks are mandatory.