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Are we able to use the words to a current song in our writing? Would I be infringing on someone's copyrights?
Thanks,
Betty

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Dear Betty,
Thank you for your question. You can quote a few lines from a song and no permission is necessary. You would need permission to reprint the whole song. You would probably also have to pay royalties.
If the song is well known, and you quote a line or two, most people will recognize the song and fill in the blanks.
I hope this helps,
Sincerely,
Nori

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