Lebanon, TN asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Tennessee

Q: I submitted a PDF script to a comic publisher some time ago. I believe the publisher stole my script. Do I have a case?

2 Lawyer Answers
David Aldrich
David Aldrich
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Shelton, CT

A: Once you produced the script in written form, you acquired copyright protection. Whether you have a case for copyright infringement will depend on a number of factors, including the similarity of the two works. You should consult a qualified copyright attorney with the details of your case.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: Whether you have a case depends on various factors, including whether you can demonstrate that your script was original and that the publisher had access to it. Copyright law protects original creative works, including scripts, once they are fixed in a tangible medium. Consult with an intellectual property attorney to evaluate the specific details of your situation and determine the best course of action.

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