Re: STAR TREK: a series treatment starring APRIL and COLT
Professor Zoom wrote:
Well, I think I can unknot some of that... Registering with the WGA is not registering copyright.
Copyright can only be registered with the Copyright office. And I don't think they would give you a copyright on a treatment for Star Trek, as CBS/Paramount control all of that.
Registering with the WGA is basically saying this draft was done at this point in time. There's no claim of copyright.
ALSO: when you sell something to a network or a studio, they buy the copyright. It's their property totally. They pay you lots of cash for it, but, it's theirs to do as they see fit. So, then they could register THAT at the copyright office.
That's what I thought. But I've heard a lot of back and forth opinion on the matter.
It's my take, just on what I know about copyright. There are a LOT of myths out there about copyright and what you need to do, etc.
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