Is "inspired by" a copyright problem
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Posted by Franklin Macintosh on August 20, 2001 at 22:24:55:
If one were to consider writing and developing a film inspired by an old film put out in 1944, what would be the line copyright line to watch for?
Let's suppose that some of the main characters in the new version were inspired by the original and the confines of the dramatic setting are similar but subject to a radical updating from a WW II setting to a science fiction space theme.
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