Re: protect video before it us produced
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on December 02, 2002 at 02:01:05:
In Reply to: protect video before it us produced posted by sam belga on December 01, 2002 at 13:20:00:
: we re developping a video and will approach sponsors to finance its production.
: to be protected, the work has to be fixed on a tangible form of expression.
: As the video is not produced yet and won't be in its definitive version before we know how many sponsors we get, how can we protect ? Is a business/marketing plan enough ? Is a first shoot necessary ?
It is very tough. Ideas are not protectable. The idea in a copyrighted work is not protected, only the mode of expression. Confidentiality agreements may give some protection. They have to be properly drafted and then get the people to sign.
M. Arthur Auslander
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