There is a legal obligation to credit the author unless the author has agreed to not to be credited or if it is unreasonable to do so. Depending on the author’s preference you are likely to need to seek permission as well as crediting them—unless this is clearly stated it is best to assume that you should seek permission.
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- If a work is unpublished does copyright apply?
- Can I post a copy to myself as proof that it is copyright?
- Can copyright protect ideas?
- Can a name or title be protected by copyright?
- If a work is available online then can’t anyone use it? Isn’t it public domain?
- A work doesn’t have a copyright notice; is it protected by copyright?
- If only a small amount of a work is used, then permission is not needed?
- If changes are made to the work, then permission is not needed?
- If the author is credited, then permission is not needed?