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01-27-2005, 12:59 PM
Is this 'legal'?
01-27-2005, 09:52 PM
it is if ya have the permission from the writer.
01-28-2005, 05:26 AM
In a very general sense, it would probably fall into fair use, depending on how much of the actual work you use.
Be sure to talk to a lawyer. You'll need to know if you're clear not only from a copyright sense but from the perspective of festival entry, etc., which will require proof of all needed permissions.
01-28-2005, 08:43 AM
THanks for your responses - the character would only make a passing reference to the writer "So and so says the universe is like so and so"
and then would go on to explain it in their own words.
There is a great nolo book on 'fair use' and other such stuff, called "the public domain" but I couldn't find anything discussing a situation such as this.