How do you check if a quote is copyrighted?
To find copyrighted phrases, run an online search (but note that the U.S.
Copyright Office lists registrations before 1978 exclusively in the Public Records at the Library of Congress).
If you find no results, your search term is not registered in the database..
Can phrases be copyrighted?
slogans, and other short phrases or expressions cannot be copyrighted.”  These rules are premised on two tenets of copyright law. First, copyright will not protect an idea. Phrases conveying an idea are typically expressed in a limited number of ways and, therefore, are not subject to copyright protection.
How do I know if a symbol is copyrighted?
Search the Databases. You can search for the mark either at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, also known as a USPTO search, or the United States Copyright Office to find who owns the trademark or the copyright on the logo.
Can I use quotes without permission?
You DON’T need permission: To quote books or other works published before 1923. For news stories or scientific studies. Shorter quotes, references and paraphrasing is usually ok without permission. Copying large amounts of a story or study, however, may require permission from the writer or publisher.
When can I use copyrighted material without permission?
Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder for purposes such as criticism, parody, news reporting, research and scholarship, and teaching. There are four factors to consider when determining whether your use is a fair one.