The Cambridge guidelines I was sent define copyright in the UK rather differently from that in the US. It depends less on amount of copy and mainly on how it is used: one must immediately comment directly on the quotation and use it to make an argument.
But quoting anything at all from Eliot is fraught with the danger of extremely high fees. We found it necessary to cut almost every word of quotation. I suggest that anyone planning to use any of it be very certain what the implications are for cost.
>>> "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> 03/25/08 8:23 AM >>>
> Many thanks Rick! What great information!
> What if TWL is "sampled" in a poem that is published in a book in the US,
> and the publisher also distributes the book in the UK?
Could be a problem. If TWL *WERE* still in copyright in the
U.S. and you included about 6 lines in maybe a 60 line poem of
your own you could probably get away with it in the U.S. under the
"fair use" exclusions to the copyright act (but that is for the
judge/jury to decide.) The U.K. has a similar exclusion called
"fair dealing" but it is not as liberal.
If I were the publisher and thinking about selling a book in the U.K.
I would not even call in a lawyer; your poem would be excluded.