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  • Using famous quotes

    Hi, new on here and very excited to spend time wandering the site - think my family may get forgotten a while!
    Wonder if anyone can help. I really love quotes, famous and less so, and have always used them on cards and gifts I have made for friends and family. I am now starting to sell a few bits and pieces and would like to share my love of quotes thru my crafts, but am unsure how I would stand regarding copywrite? Am I right in thinking if the author has been dead 70yrs or more it is ok to use their quotes - think excerpts from books are like that too
    Really grateful for any advise,
    thanks,
    much, love, joy, peace and happy crafting.
    Judith

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    Sometimes copyrights are still live because the rights to whatever may have been passed on to the widow or family or may have been sold to a publisher who now owns and protects the copyright so no, I would say it is not always the case. Good rule of thumb but not always.Have a read of www.copyright.gov.uk and www.ipr.gov.uk, they will give you guidelines, also Google the quote and put "copyright" after it, generally a site is there somewhere that tells you if it is public domain & copyright free...or not.

    Dave.

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    • #3
      Thanks for that Dave, really useful info, so much to learn,
      Judith x

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