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Law related advice - plagiarism

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by standerino, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. standerino

    standerino New Member

    Hi guys. I'm currently a first year Journalism student, and have a question regarding using other people's quotes.. Simply, can you do it (legally)? Or is the person who conducts the interview the sole holder of the information? The reason I ask this question, is because I'm currently writing a football (soccer for the Americans!) match report, and wondered If I can use quotes gathered from others that have interviewed the managers and players i.e. the BBC..

    thanks for your help, and sorry if this is in the wrong section!
  2. journoman

    journoman New Member

    Good question!

    I've been doing this for years and always believed it to be fine to use others quotes providing you are not holding them out to be quotes directly made to you.

    Thinking about it I have no legal reason to believe this to be true, but I've never been pulled up on it!

  3. FUK Editorial

    FUK Editorial New Member

    Hi Standerino,

    Welcome aboard Freelance UK and our expanding forum!

    You are posting in the correct section of the forum, so well done! ;)

    I have arranged for a media lawyer to answer your query.

    His response will be published on the Freelance UK news front-page tomorrow morning (Jan 4). I hope we're not too late to offer you some help! :confused:

    FUK Editorial
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2007
  4. standerino

    standerino New Member

    Many thanks guys. And no, the advice is not too late!
  5. MickeyFinn

    MickeyFinn Administrator

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