1. The Byzantine Bandit

    The Byzantine Bandit New Member

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    Is this form copyrighted?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by The Byzantine Bandit, Jul 8, 2013.

    I have an idea for a children's book which follows the plot line of using a character who is a lot like the (presumed) audience to introduce a character/culture that is not very much like the presumed audience. Is this form of writing copyrighted or even something that can be copyrighted? Thanks!
     
  2. thirdwind

    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    Something like that can't be copyrighted. It's simply an idea or method of executing an idea.
     
  3. mbinks89

    mbinks89 Active Member

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    That can't be copyrighted.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    The form cannot be copyrighted. A specific work following that form can be copyrighted, and in fact is copyrighted as soon as you have a durable draft (durable meaning it will persist in some tangible form and can therefore be presented before a court, if necessary - A picture composed of trails of smoke would not be a durable medium).
     
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