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 Posted: Wed Oct 4th, 2017 12:49 am
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angelaneff
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I am starting work on a play where I may be writing monologues spoken by real and famous people. I am unsure about the legal use of direct quotes printed in books, interviews, biographies or films. Seems like writers do this all the time but I cannot find anything that says this is legal.

Example: I saw this play: http://www.theannrichardsplay.com/ on Broadway (it was great) and I am sure she used lines that Ann Richards said in real life, articles, etc.

Any suggestions as to where I can get answers to these sorts questions? Googling did not help.

Much appreciation, Angela

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 Posted: Fri Oct 6th, 2017 01:08 pm
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You need to get permission from the copyright holder. It's as simple as that.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 03:59 am
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Yes. That is the same conclusion I came too.

Thank you, Angela

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:14 pm
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Ditto....unless in public domain. BUT you owe it to the author to quote him/her even if in public domain. As a writer, I'm sure you understand that. Try quoting yourself.
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