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Legale or Not

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by olesia, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. olesia

    olesia Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi!
    I'm graphic designer. I want to open online store where I can create posters/arts by using lyrics from songs in a creative way - typography art. I'm wondering if it's legal to do so? Of course it will be mentioned that lyrics are not mine but author's of song. Will it be legal? Do I need to have permission?
     
  2. Tax Counsel

    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    You'll need permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the lyrics. They'll likely want you to pay a licensing fee for that if they are willing to do it at all.
     
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    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Let's say that someone reached in to your pocket and grabbed something that you had worked hard for...do you think that would be legal? Do you think person should need permission before doing so?
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I tried such an argument with Uncle Sammy, and he told me to scram and I'd better pay up.
    He then reached into BOTH of my pockets and emptied them. ;) :D
     
  5. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    It's good to be the king.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    And then handed you back $1200 of your money and called it a stimulus.

    :D
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Which his "bagmen" will eagerly relieve me of come next April, plus interest, fees, shipping, handling, graft, corruption, and extras.
     
  8. Tax Counsel

    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    No. Where the government printed the money and handed it out as stimulus, adding to the debt. This money didn't come out of your pocket...at least not yet. It'll be the taxpayers who are around when (if ever) we start to pay down the debt that will pay for it.
     
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    Only if you have a license from the owner of the copyright in the song.

    That doesn't matter if you don't have a copyright license.
     

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