He’s Been in Starkfield Too Many Winters
James B. Astrachan
University of Baltimore - School of Law
December 1, 2008
The Daily Record, December 2008
The author recalls a conversation he had with a friend who runs an advertising agency. The friend tells the author about a project his agency is working on, that it involved a producer who hired screen writer to dramatize a fairly famous novel. The screen writer had been instructed by the producer to come close, but not infringe the original work by making the screenplay a derivative work based on the original work. "I wondered to myself how the writer would know the difference, but asked by friend to continue." What follows is a discussion of the perils involved in such a scenario regarding possible liability for copyright infringement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: case studies, copyright law, copyright infringement, screenplays, advertising agencies, liability, television broadcasting, novels
JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49, L82, L84working papers series
Date posted: June 4, 2010
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