Naming chapters after music titles?

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Naming chapters after music titles?

Postby Exoventure » January 13th, 2018, 3:45 pm

In a book I've read [and an anime] I've seen them name episodes and chapters after songs, I was wondering what are the rules on that?
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Re: Naming chapters after music titles?

Postby eishiya » January 13th, 2018, 4:37 pm

tl;dr: There's not really a problem with that, no.

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Summary: Song titles are not copyrightable. If the song title is also part of the lyrics and is strongly associated with the song, then it could be an issue, but it's unlikely to be. There have been instances of song copyright holders suing companies for using the titles, but in those cases, the song titles were used as part of promotion and brand-building for the other company/work. Chapter titles usually are not used that way. It could be an issue if the chapter titles are used in ads for the comic, so don't do that.
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Re: Naming chapters after music titles?

Postby MK_Wizard » January 14th, 2018, 8:23 pm

I do that sometimes but I usually give nods to metaphors, expressions or sayings.
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