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Lyrics of Pop Songs and Copyright

Discussion in 'English' started by Cambridgelanguagecoach, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Cambridgelanguagecoach

    Cambridgelanguagecoach New commenter

    Is it legal to use the lyrics of pop songs on my worksheets?
  2. CaptGrimesRetd

    CaptGrimesRetd Occasional commenter

  3. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    Fair use is one thing.
    A whole lyric costs.
    Don't try to use any Paul Simon, though!
  4. Cambridgelanguagecoach

    Cambridgelanguagecoach New commenter

    What if I don't use the whole song?
  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

  6. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    4 lines is usually considered fair use (except Paul Simon).
    The above link from Rott Weiler clarifies the legal implications. Very useful indeed.
  7. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    jg9588727 likes this.
  8. jg9588727

    jg9588727 New commenter

    I was also interested in it

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