Olpe, KS asked in Copyright for Kansas

Q: I have a question about "fair use" I think. I am wiring a sports biography, including a few newspaper stories.

Each story, in my book, has the name of the newspaper, name of reporter, Page No. and date. Then the story itself. Do I need to have permission from the newspaper? I have verbal permission, but I got that 20 years ago (I wrote the book 20 years ago, I am just now getting it published), and the newspaper is under new ownership now. Thank you.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: be careful

if you are reproducing the whole article you should consider seriously getting permission

your risk is very high

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