January 14, 2014 - submitted by Sarah, United States of America

Q. I'm making a short film for my audio/video production class and an upcoming film festival and I was wondering if I could have permission to use more than 30 seconds of the song, Fix You?

The Oracle replies:

No - well, not from us. Signed bands / songwriters do not own copyright to their songs so they cannot grant permission.

You'd have to get in touch with Parlophone Records and Universal Publishing.