No permission is required to mention song titles, movie titles, names, or anything else. You do not need permission to use song titles, movie titles, TV program titles, or any other type of title in your work. Without obtaining permission, you can also incorporate the names of locations, items, events, and people in your work. These are actual facts. Facts that everyone knows or should know.
However, if you plan to quote large sections of books or use quotes or excerpts in your own work, you will need permission. This is because the law considers you to be the owner of all the material you write about even if it's only part of a larger work. So if you plan to copy large sections or whole books, then you must obtain permission from the owners or authors.
It is important to note that quoting another author in your own work does not require their permission as long as you are honest about it and include a citation. If you want to reference a particular song, film, or episode of a television show, for example, you can do so by including a music chart, scene clip, or television listing with your work. This is called "dropping a hint" and it means that readers who are interested enough can go look up the item themselves.
Also note that books may have legal restrictions on how they can be quoted or excerpted so check with your school or library system before using parts of books in your work.
A summary is a piece of derivative work. In the United States, this is considered a subsidiary right under the original copyright. As a result, yes, you do need permission to publish (or produce) such a work, and you need it even more if you want to sell it.
The basis for this rule is that a summary isn't taken as the primary purpose of the original work; rather, it serves as an aid to better understanding the main idea or content of the text. For example, a reviewer who summarizes a novel's plot can still quote large portions of the original work and be protected by copyright. The same thing applies to works such as reviews or essays. As long as you don't copy material from the original work and use it to explain or summarize the subject matter, you should be fine.
It is important to note that a work may be copyrighted as a whole even though parts of it are in the public domain. For example, a poem is protected by copyright because of its creative expression even though some of the words are in the public domain. Similarly, a short story may be protected by copyright because it includes enough originality to be considered a separate work.
In conclusion, yes, it is legal to do a book summary provided you don't copy any original material from the book. If you include any of these ideas in your summary, you have gone too far and infringed on the author's rights.
Yes, in general, you can use genuine names in passing. Names of films, writers, songs, books, personalities, and so forth. What you cannot do is utilize genuine copyrighted content, such as a book extract, music lyrics, or movie dialogue.
In addition, while it is okay to use your own ideas, you must obtain permission from the copyright holder. If you borrow an idea from another source, you should acknowledge it by citing the source. For example: "As John Doe wrote in his book Title of Book, page 13," would be proper citation style.
Finally, don't copy parts of your book without attribution. It isn't fair to the author or publisher and could result in legal action.
Here are some examples of acceptable references:
Book reviews allow you to mention other books that might interest your readers. For example, one blogger I follow reviews books on history, philosophy, and religion and includes links to these titles in her posts. By mentioning these books in her review of another book, the reviewer is able to give her audience additional information about topics they may be interested in.
Film reviews include trailers and clips from the film that help readers understand its context. In addition, many reviewers post photos from the film set which also help readers understand the material.
It's fine to include an excerpt from another author's work in your writing, but it's not always acceptable to do so without permission. If you do not want to be prosecuted for copyright infringement, you must understand when you require permission and when you do not. That isn't always evident.
For example, if you were to take a sentence or two from a famous novel and use them as text on a greeting card, that would be considered fair use. The same is true of quoting small sections of books in academic papers or presentations. As long as you cite the source and use only a small part of the work, there should be no problems with this practice.
The problem arises when you copy large portions of books and sell or distribute them as your own. In this case, you need permission from the publisher to do so. Otherwise, you could be sued by them for copyright infringement.
Authors can usually be reached via an agent or personal contact page on the internet. If this does not work, you can send them a letter through their publicist or attorney. It is important to identify yourself as the original creator of the material you are using along with the name of the company you work for. This shows that you have taken measures to ensure your rights are protected.