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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    The Business of Scripts    Copyright  ›  Copyright of particular storyline question Moderators: eldave1, AnthonyCawood
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Posted: August 19th, 2022, 6:54am Report to Moderator

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This may sound like a stupid question so forgive me but is the storyline about aliens being stationed on earth and harvesting humans for food copyrighted? There have been a few scripts-turned-into-movies that use this story so can people repeat this type of story or do they avoid copyright problems by slightly making small differences from the original when they use this type of story?
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Posted: August 19th, 2022, 6:56am Report to Moderator
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Don’t think you can copyright an idea or a premise or whatever you want to call it. Have at it.

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Posted: August 19th, 2022, 9:57am Report to Moderator

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It is perfectly OK for you to write your version of Aliens harvesting humans. As said, you cannot copyright an idea.
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Posted: September 11th, 2022, 8:10pm Report to Moderator

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Ideas are ethereal, in the air - it's the execution of that idea you copyright.
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