Re: Idea for television commercial
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 16, 2001 at 23:27:39:
In Reply to: Idea for television commercial posted by Eric on April 16, 2001 at 14:36:15:
Copyright protects not ideas - but the expression of ideas. While Copyright protection cannot prevent others from using your idea or theme, it is available to protect the expressive aspects of your "idea."
1) WRITE IT DOWN.
For copyright protection to attach, all you need to do is fix your work in a tangible medium of expression.
For complete protection of your concept, write down all of the important elements of your idea for the commercial. Be specific; Be thorough.
Include the characters, jingles, voice-over and visual elements. First write the skeleton outline, then go over it again, adding details. Be descriptive.
To register your written words (or tape recordings or video tapes, etc.) you should file a copy of your work with the Register of COpyrights.
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