Let's hope. Unfortunately, it is too believable. For even very short lines, it is true.
>>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 4/1/2008 2:37 PM >>>
This is an April Fool's Day joke, right? Diana
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 13:12:59 -0400From: [log in to unmask]: Re: Copyright and TSETo: [log in to unmask]
In a message dated 01/04/2008 17:40:11 GMT Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
The discussion about legal use of quotations is timely since the listserv has received a stern letter from the estate informing us that not only quoting lines from the poetry but also the titles of poems must cease.We are seeking clarification from the estate as to why referring to titles does not in its view constitute fair use. They apparently feel that even the briefest quotation of poetry needs permission from the estate and the payment of fees.Until we settle the issue, please refer to poems only in abbreviated form. For example, T** W*** L*** or P******K.T. MatererList OwnerTSE
Possibly the dictum implicit in the landmark case of Arkell v Pressdram ought to be robustly emphasized here. ;-)
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