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Yes, so I've quite recently started with subtitling. Series, to be precise. As we all probably know, a good subtitler should know what kind of references work well in your market, and which ones do not. Sometimes, these references might be, for instance, songs that are sung for whatever reason. These very same songs do not always work well in your own source language, but surely you want to emulate these kinds of references now and then yourself to make your translation look neat!
This brings me to my question. Where do I, as a subtitling sole trader, stand on this? Am I allowed to enter a line or two from those famous songs in my childhood in my subtitles?
[Edited at 2012-10-14 22:16 GMT]
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Phil Hand China Local time: 10:31 Chinese to English
Law isn't very clear but it doesn't look good
Oct 14, 2012
"the conventional wisdom for fiction authors is not to quote copyrighted song lyrics whatsoever in their work unless they have obtained express permission from the copyright holder."
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