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  • Apr 2nd, 2013 @ 2:37am

    Can't quote or won't quote?

    This is a case of a writer being terrified by his publishers' lawyers - not by the law. His publishers' lawyers say he can't quote the lyrics and both he and his publisher believe them. Lawyers always err on the side of caution. I strongly doubt that the music company would take the publisher to court for publicizing the song by using the lyrics as chapter headings - after all, publicity can only lead to more sales, to the benefit of all rightsholders - the lyricist usually, and/or the music publisher.