Re: Using famous quotes on site
by "Ted Lontine" <Ted.Lontine(at)mt3solutions.com>
||Thu, 21 Mar 2002 09:56:27 -0700
Don't copyright laws pertain to written works (books, articles, webpages, etc.) as opposed
to spoken words? I have never seen spoken words copyrighted! Maybe I'm wrong...I dunno!
Good question though because I designed a baseball site that has quotes from baseball
personalities throughout history, and if there is an issue, I would be interested also.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <lonewolf(at)one.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 8:39 AM
Subject: Using famous quotes on site
I've been asked by someone to place a random quote on their page. I
figured I'd just find me a book of famous quotes, stick them in a database
and write a simple script to randomize them.
Well, the person doesn't want me to do this because he's concerned about
copyright issues. I didn't think it'd be a problem so long as you
attribute the quote to it's proper source, and I've seen countless sites
that have these stupid quotes on them (sorry, I think using quotes on a
professional site is silly, and told him so in not so many words).
Anyone know of a copyright issue with quotes used in this fashion? It's
not like they are using it to sell something, it's just for
inspiration...though it is on a commercial site. I would appreciate
responses from those with hard facts, not opinions on the matter,
please. I don't want to open up a big flame war on the topic.
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