I noticed Spike Lee got permission to quote James Baldwin in _Bamboozled_.  Did he need to do this legally, since it went


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From: "Lou A Thompson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: Film Stills

> Yes, but there is a limit to how much we can quote of text before we are
> required to seek permission.  And in some cases, such as song lyrics, any
> quotation must be cleared first.  And images are handled differently from
> text.  You must get permission for a photograph or an image of, say,
> Mickey Mouse.  The question is, I think, does a frame of a film
> constitute a single unit (such as a photograph), or is it merely a
> fragment of the larger unit (such as the scene or the film itself).
> Lou Ann Thompson
> Denton, Texas
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