heir's rights to a story
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Posted by Leigh on November 16, 1999 at 13:17:54:
I am working on an original screenplay. The main character and 75% of the supporting characters are original to me. The problem is, the story follows these characters through a series of events very similiar to events that actually happened in a similiar town. Example: A group of elederly widows begin researching the cases their dead husbands were unable to solve when they were police officers. The case in question is a child beauty queen is found murdered in her home. Would this situation require me to get the approval of the JonBenet Ramsey family?
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