Question: Could I be sued for using somebody else's work? How about quotes or samples?
Answer: You can ask for permission to use somebody else's work. If you know who the copyright owner is, you may contact the owner directly. If you are not certain about the ownership or have other related questions, you may wish to request that the Copyright Office conduct a search of its records. See - How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work
Could I Be Sued For Using Somebody Else's Work? How About Quotes Or Samples?If you use a copyrighted work without authorization, the owner may be entitled to bring an infringement action against you. There are circumstances under the fair use doctrine where a quote or a sample may be used without permission. However, in cases of doubt, the Copyright Office recommends that permission be obtained.