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    Default Using Lyrics (or Reworded Lyrics) As a Website Address

    I am interested using song lyrics as a domain name (website address) for example the songs lyrics are ..... "thoughts and images control me"

    My research has led me to believe thoughtsandimagescontrolme.com would be a no go. But could I use imagesandthoughtscontrolme.com ?

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    Default Re: Using Lyrics (or Reworded Lyrics) As a Website Address

    Short phrases are ordinarily not subject to copyright. Trademark, possibly. But these issues can't be addressed in the abstract.
    Quote Quoting How do I copyright a name, title, slogan or logo?
    Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 800-786-9199, for further information. However, copyright protection may be available for logo artwork that contains sufficient authorship. In some circumstances, an artistic logo may also be protected as a trademark.

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    Default Re: Using Lyrics (or Reworded Lyrics) As a Website Address

    Here's an interesting exercise and it gives insight to the reasoning:
    Try to reword the exact same meaning (not altering the meaning at all if possible).
    If you find there's only a couple of ways to word it, then it's probably not protectable with copyright.

    The longer a passage is, the more different ways you can say it.

    On a practical note, do you really want such a long, difficult domain name?

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