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Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Acquiring Screen Rights for a Persons Story/News...

From: Derek D.
Sent on: Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:23 AM
Facts are not copyrighted. As long as what you are portraying is public fact then you don't need rights. 

A news story is just told differently, and the news doesn't need to acquire rights to a story about a person as long as they are stating facts. 

On Wednesday, November 27, 2013, Mike Reed wrote:
If you are not planning on recreating the actual story you probably do not need the rights.
 
TV shows put the warning that things are fictional before stories based on the news all the time.   They change names and locations and some of the facts but they are very similar to the news story.
 
Mike Reed
 
In a message dated 11/27/2013 4:49:04 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
You might just contact the person who was written up about life rights to using his story if you don't hear from newspaper reporter, or even if you do.
 
Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D.
Director, Changemakers Productions
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From: Lee <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, November 27,[masked]:52 PM
Subject: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Acquiring Screen Rights for a Persons Story/Newspaper Feature

Who knows what goes into acquiring screen rights to a story about a dude, and/or the newspaper feature that told his story?

Not looking for you to answer every question right now, but resources/FAQs/etc that might be helpful.

I have reached out to the newspaper reporter, she hasn't written back yet.

I have never done so before, total N00b.

Thanks
Lee

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