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Tim Ellsiepen
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Reality TV - Copyright registration
« on: Mar 20th, 2006, 6:56am »
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Hi,
 
I had an idea for a reality TV show. The idea can be used in three different ways, will I have to register each individual or is it enough to register just one?
 
Also, I currently have the idea in my head and have not completely developed it. How far does a project have to be developed in order to be copyrighted?
 
Your help is appreciated
 
Many thanks
Tim
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Re: Reality TV - Copyright registration
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 7:22am »
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Unfortunately, you cannot register any of your ideas, as ideas are not copyrightable as a matter of law.  If you have particular expressions of your ideas written, e.g., treatments, scripts, literary works or the like, then each of these may be registered.  Such copyrights would not protect the ideas embodied in the works though, only the particular expressions of those ideas.
 
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Tim Ellsiepen
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Re: Reality TV - Copyright registration
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 7:35am »
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So how can I protect my idea, before submitting it to any producers etcHuh
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« Reply #3 on: May 26th, 2006, 11:18am »
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on Mar 20th, 2006, 6:56am, Tim Ellsiepen wrote:
Hi,
 
I had an idea for a reality TV show. The idea can be used in three different ways, will I have to register each individual or is it enough to register just one?
 
Also, I currently have the idea in my head and have not completely developed it. How far does a project have to be developed in order to be copyrighted?
 
Your help is appreciated
 
Many thanks
Tim

 
Hi Tim
I am hoping to see this question answered as I have the same problem.
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