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1. What is the piece you wish to use and why do you believe it falls within "fair use"? Set it out in the context of the tv review so that advice can be given on it.
This is outside of my area of expertise, particularly in how US copyright conceptions of fair use will impact upon what you can produce in the UK. So, I will Opt out for another Expert who can better help you with your query.
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I have reviewed your scenario and your proposed use of others’ works and I believe that you will not be at risk of infringing on copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights. These terms are well-known terms in art and popular culture based on stories and characters which are firmly in the public domain and have entered public discourse as much as the phrase “to Google” is now a recognised term meaning “to search the Internet”. Furthermore, you are referencing these terms and characters by way of illustration for your own work, rather than “passing off” others’ work as your own.
You should consult with your publishers and their editors over proper attribution of others’ words and ideas. However, I believe that crediting the Intellectual Property Rights owners (i.e. the original authors and TV producers) within the main body of the text (i.e., “As Corporal Jones in the beloved BBC sitcom, ‘Dad’s Army’, used to say, ‘Don’t panic! Don’t panic!’”) and having a bibliography at the end of your book citing all others’ works you used to write your book will be more than sufficient.
I hope this resolves your enquiry. Please revert to me if you require any clarification of my answer to your question and I shall be delighted to assist.
Yes, I agree with that course of action.
I am delighted that I have resolved your enquiry.
I wish you all the very best in resolving this matter and of course for safely navigating the current “choppy waters” in which we all find ourselves. :)
You should investigate the author's carefully to check whether they are protected by UK or International Trademarks, Design Rights, Patents and Creative Commons Licences. The creators’ own websites should assert what special IPRs protect their works and you can also search the following websites:
UK Intellectual Property Office: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/intellectual-property-office
World Intellectual Property Organisation: https://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html
EU Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/
No, you need to research who owns the IPR and contact the yourself.
You need to do that research for yourself or instruct solicitors or IPR specialists at further cost to do it for you.