Re: Copyright a letter written to me
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 26, 2001 at 05:24:16:
In Reply to: Copyright a letter written to me posted by Niko on March 25, 2001 at 19:57:40:
: I am currently thinking of using a letter that was sent to me as a short film. Do I have the right to copyright this letter and use the words in a script? Do I own this letter since it was sent to me? Thank you for your time and help.
You own the letter but not its, mode of expression. The author of the letter has a copyright on it, whether or not it is registered.
Come to Elaine's Workshop (sm) if you want to know what to do.
M. Arthur Auslander
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