05-02-2011 07:19 PM
05-02-2011 08:52 PM
05-03-2011 12:10 AM
well you got it. ..but still I can't understood how poeple can let my story off the market with out proof
I quite surprised about it ,if someone make a claim need to prove it!
05-03-2011 12:15 AM - edited 05-03-2011 12:19 AM
yes indeed this person talk without any proof anyway!
but how people considering a claim with out proof is another point ,
then is this person claiming to be the author , no
she claiming to know who is the author
but than the author is me no any others if you let someone read your story(to do a theatre play) to have an opinion made that one an author???
and if this someone going around to show the story around made he the author of the story???
probably not so what is the point to let this stalker speak !
05-03-2011 08:32 PM
If the story was produced .. all you would need is the evidence of the original production notice. Also. If you have an original version of the electronic text file, save it as is. Do not open or resave it. Instead email the file to yourself stating the date and time or origin. Anything closer to the original form with an original or even OLDER date would demonstrate better ownership than the fellow who has no documentation.
If a printer created handbills for the original performance, speak with the creators and publishers to get the evidence that hopefully bears your name.
The laws of intellectual property are much more strict today than ever. Gather all of the most original documents possible and speak with a lawyer. Especially if the issue is with your original co-workers.
05-03-2011 08:46 PM
05-03-2011 09:30 PM
In Hollywood screenwriting, screenplays may go through as many as 15 rewrites. Yet only 1 to 3 people ever get named on the headline. What qualifies one of 15 writers to be a finalist? Even one nuance or "creative idea" that survives to the final version.
It seems that the people claiming ownership are likely to be co-workers who don't want to divide royalties. Assuming they've attempted re-writing the story, the claim of intellectual property remains valid if only one idea remains integral to the story.
As you have urged, this a case for an attorney. And a claim for lost royalties.