Does Anyone Know ?

  I'm writing a book and I need to quote another book. The book is 90 years old. not in print, and the publishing house no longer exists. Do I still have to get permission to use the quote and how do i do that ? Does it default to Library of congress or something or can I just use it ?

bitterdregs bitterdregs
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2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

Hey thank you ! I did'nt have a clue where to look. Google kept bringing up tons of things I was'nt looking for.

It doesn't look like anyone ever answered and I'm not sure if this helps, but if you're in the US and the copyright is expired then you should be well within your rights simply to quote the book without any permission.<br />
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http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:No_Cost_or_Freedom%3F<br />
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I find a lot of out of print material here. There are links on the page that refer to copyright law, public domain, etc.