CHEAP PROTECTION: COPYRIGHT HANDBOOK FOR SCREENPLAYS is a MUST-HAVE practical and reference book for any veteran or budding writer and screenwriter, filmmaker, producer, director, actor, film student or film teacher to protect the rights, including copyright, in and to screenplays.
Follow the step-by-step guides and tables to be able to register for a free online account with the U.S. Copyright Office, and to register your screenplays for copyright. Includes major bonus material, including sample filled-in forms to copy, the 5 exclusive automatic rights of copyright, 9 ways to resolve infringement if someone copies and sells your film, Literary agents and agencies, 200 contacts and resources for filmmakers, and much more!
The author is a veteran Hollywood film studio and television executive, international entertainment attorney and entertainment law Professor with decades of experience in the film industry worldwide, including decades of Intellectual Property experience in practice and in teaching at film, business and law schools in the U.S. and Europe.
This Copyright Handbook for Screenplays provides the following valuable tables to assist filmmakers to copyright their films and other works without the necessity of hiring an expensive lawyer or firm:
Copyright Notice, Published Work Copyright Notice, Unpublished Work Infringement, Actual Damages Infringement, Statutory Damages Comparison Actual vs. Statutory Damages Duration of Copyright and Works in the Public Domain Step-by-Step eCO Copyright Registration Sample Completed U.S. Copyright Office Forms for Screenplays