View single post by tolston
 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2006 09:01 pm
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Joined: Wed Jun 14th, 2006
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota USA
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I don't know.  I don't think, for example, that a theater looking for unpublished plays would disqualify a play that has been posted on a playwright's website.  And while my experience in the area of print publishing in somewhat limited (only 2 published plays currently), I've never had the impression that having the script posted on the web would make a company less willing to publish it in print.  They will of course not want the play posted in full once they have published it, but that's another matter.

But I do run into "theatre pirates" once in awhile.  In fact, I'm currently trying to get in touch with a school in India that did one of my plays without permission, but that's the chance I take.  As it's been pointed out, nothing stops someone from doing the same with a published script that they picked up at the library.