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Copyright issues

Postby traceyb3 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:31 am

Some of you may remember my short story "Phoebe the Fig Tree," a challenge entry I wrote a few months back. I'm currently looking into self-publishing this story after months of no success in the traditional markets. Even though the story is fictional, it is loosely based on the Parable of the Fig Tree found in Luke 13. There are no direct quotes of Scripture in the story. Still, should I reference this in the copyright information? How should I handle this? This is all pretty new to me.

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Re: Copyright issues

Postby Deb Porter » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:33 pm

If you don't actually quote any scripture at all, you don't need to reference anything for copyright reasons. However, you probably would have a little note somewhere (at the start or end) saying it is based loosely on the parable of the fig tree in Luke 13.

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Re: Copyright issues

Postby traceyb3 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks Deb! :thankssign

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