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Are there any copywrites on nursery rhymes? (Read 310 times)
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Are there any copywrites on nursery rhymes?
Jul 23rd, 2010, 7:38am
 
I hope I'm asking this in the right place.
You know how Stephen King wrote about the Tommyknockers? I believe that was a jump rope song. Did he have to get permission from somebody to do that?
I'm working on a story that uses the rhyme, "Did you ever eiver iver
In your leaf life lo
See the diver deever devil
Beat his weefe wife woe"
Except I'm changing some of the words. It's not a story about wife beating. So, do I have to get permission from somebody or pay somebody or what?
If I sent Stephen King some more jump rope songs, is there any chance he would pay me?
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Re: Are there any copywrites on nursery rhymes?
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2010, 1:09pm
 
Adrienne_Ray wrote on Jul 23rd, 2010, 7:38am:
I hope I'm asking this in the right place.
You know how Stephen King wrote about the Tommyknockers? I believe that was a jump rope song. Did he have to get permission from somebody to do that?
I'm working on a story that uses the rhyme, "Did you ever eiver iver
In your leaf life lo
See the diver deever devil
Beat his weefe wife woe"
Except I'm changing some of the words. It's not a story about wife beating. So, do I have to get permission from somebody or pay somebody or what?


I'm thinking public domain on something that old.

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If I sent Stephen King some more jump rope songs, is there any chance he would pay me?


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