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Media Law & Practice for Writers in Film & TV

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Contents Page
Who is the book for? 7
Types of agreement
  • writer agreement
  • option agreement
  • format agreement
  • future agreements
  • non-disclosure agreement
  • deciding which agreement applies

8
The need for an agreement: whose risk?
  • enforceable agreements do not have to be in writing
  • assignments of copyright need to be signed
  • how is copyright created?
  • conclusion
14
Relevant law: who can sue?
  • copyright
  • contract law
  • confidentiality
16
Content
  • defamation
  • blasphemy
  • obscenity
  • human rights
  • use of copyright material
  • true stories
  • public domain
28
Contract terms
  • writer agreement
  • option agreement
32
Getting started
  • setting up a production company
  • engaging an agent
  • engaging a solicitor
  • engaging an accountant
48
Appendix 1 the communications act 2003 53
Appendix 2 digital rights and commons licences 56
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