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Oral Arguments on the Batmobile Case

By February 9, 2015 Posted in Copyright

Mark Towle runs a business selling replicas of famous cars from television shows and movies. For the past three years, I’ve been defending Mark Towle in a lawsuit brought by DC Comics over Mark’s sale of reproductions of the 1966 Batmobile and the 1989 Batmobile.  While many people think that the sale […]

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LARRY’S FAVORITES OF 2014

By December 31, 2014 Posted in Copyright

Hey everyone. It’s the end of the year and so it’s time for me to give my picks for what I liked the most in the year.  This is not the “best” of 2014, just what I particularly liked.  Also, a few of these things were from earlier than 2014, […]

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KNOW THE VALUE OF YOUR SCREENPLAY

By November 13, 2014 Posted in Copyright

One of the challenges new screenwriters face is that they tend to have a poor understanding of what their script is worth on the market.  As a result, they either ending up selling their script for much less than they should, or else put such a high price on it, […]

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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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