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IF A PRODUCER GIVES ME NOTES ON MY SCRIPT, IS HE NOW A CO-AUTHOR?

By September 26, 2014 Posted in Copyright

Question of the Day: Larry, About six months ago I sent my screenplay to an independent producer.  He said he liked it, but that it wasn’t in good enough shape to submit to studios.  He gave me a bunch of notes on improving the script, things like adding characters, deleting […]

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SPEAKING AT COMIC-CON 2014

By July 12, 2014 Posted in Copyright

If you’re coming to Comic-Con 2014 (and I hope you are) I’ll be speaking at the Comic Book Law School panel on Hot Topics in the Law.  The panel is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 30CDE.  Please come and say, “Hi,” if you see me. Here are the details: […]

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WHY ADAM CAROLLA DOES NOT NEED TO PUT GAFFER TAPE ON HIS NIKES.

By July 11, 2014 Posted in Copyright

I was listening to the Adam Carolla podcast this morning (as I do most mornings when walking my dogs) and Adam, as he is wont to do, began to rant. And this rant captured my attention because it had to do with legal issues and movies, two of my favorite […]

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DO I NEED TO PREREGISTER MY SCRIPT WITH THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE?

By July 10, 2014 Posted in Copyright

Many of you may have heard that the you can now preregister your work with the Copyright Office (if you haven’t heard it before this, you have now) and thought to yourself, “Preregistration.  Sounds important.  Should I do that?  Do I have to do that? Why would I do that?” Boy, do […]

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