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1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Kentucky on
Q: Can websites owners came after me for using the quotes on their sites by famous people?

I would like to use this quote in my book

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

But I got it/saw it on wedsites like goodsread, A-Z, and more. Can they legally come after me if I use such quotes from... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Dec 10, 2023

Using a quote from a figure like William Shakespeare in your book is generally not a legal issue, especially considering Shakespeare's works are in the public domain. His works were published over 400 years ago, and any original copyright has long since expired.

However, when sourcing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Native American Law for Kentucky on
Q: I want to ask for clarification on how copyright works. Are quotes from people before 1923 also copyright free?

Quotes by genghis khan and Jane Austen to be specific. And does just changing the grammar of works in public domain, enough of change to grant copyright protection?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Dec 8, 2023

In general, works published before 1923 are in the public domain in the United States, which includes quotes from individuals such as Genghis Khan and Jane Austen. This means these quotes are not protected by copyright and can be used freely.

However, the situation regarding altering works...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Environmental and Native American Law for Kentucky on
Q: If I wanted to donate land to an Indigenous tribe, where would I start?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 2, 2022

Research the various tribes, determine to whom you want to donate the land and then transfer the property to the donee.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law and Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have rights to mineral land and Indian rights as well and I have no idea what to do

My mother was at least half Cherokee Indian and she was born in Menifee County Kentucky to A.R. in 1939. My half sister still lives on the land and she always refuses to give me any information

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage
answered on Jun 15, 2022

You would need to re-post your question under Kentucky since the property is located in Kentucky. The laws are different from state to state. Unless the land is tribal land and your mother was a registered member of the tribe or there is some special law in the State of Kentucky regarding Native... View More

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