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 Posted: Thu Jul 25th, 2013 10:24 am
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Cactus Matt
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Hello all,
I've very nearly finished my first play. It's written in poetic form. I just a bit worried about putting it up for show on the net (or sending it to someone in the post) and someone stealing my work and putting their name to it. This must surely be a fairly common problem in literature? Can I protect myself before I start showing it? Or is that not possible?
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M.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 26th, 2013 07:59 am
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This is a bit of myth - it only really happens in the movie business where ideas rather than script are "stolen" (and much of that is innocently plucking from the zeitgeist)

In the theatre world such theft is rare, not least because so little is worth stealing and plays can usually be bought legitimately so easily and so cheaply

FYI, all works of art - good & bad - are "automatically" protected as soon as the artist finishes

The only issue is proving it

If you're really paranoid, send a sealed registered copy to yourself - and don't open it

But good luck with your play, though I hope you realise the "poetic form" is usually the kiss of death ro a potential producer

Probably your best plan is to try and get some firends or local amateurs to give it a reading

 

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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2013 12:50 pm
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OK, thanks for the advice.
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