Talk:Alice Cooper (musician)

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Quick note re the use of song lyrics at the top of the page. They interrupt the reading flow and should be moved lower. Also some explanation should be offered how they represent the fandom or how fans feel about the fandom/source material. MeeDee (talk) 07:39, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

I know there was talk on another page about not allowing song lyrics at all, because it gets into legality issues, unless the lyrics have been somehow transformed by the fandom, but I can't remember which talk page that was on -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:52, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Talk:Pink Floyd--aethel (talk) 14:15, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
We can quote from lyrics - they are, like most other copyrighted things subject to fair use. But they are a sensitive spot for many artists, so I think it is wiser to offer some form of commentary. Ex: "For many fans, this lyric snippet forms the core of their identity. Fans have composed epic fan operas based on these few lines. One fan has even tattooed them on her forehead. And a few have even named their children after each adjective used." This would then also move the lyrics lower into the body of the article...which further supports their use as commentary. MeeDee (talk) 16:23, 9 March 2019 (UTC)