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9 Cybaris Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 1 (2018)

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CYBARIS®, AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEW


         TO BE, OR NOT TO BE: THE POTENTIAL
      CONSEQUENCES OF GRANTING COPYRIGHT
         PROTECTION FOR STAGE DIRECTIONS

                     BY LAURA TEMME

                     TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. IN TRO DU CTION   ............................................................... 1
II. B ACKGROUN     D  ...............................................................  5
      A. What are stage directions? ............................................ 5
      B. Relevant copyright law .......................................... 7
             1. Dramatic Works & Choreography ................. 7
             2. Originality, Authorship, and Fixation ............... 11
             3. Limiting Doctrines ................................... 12
III. THE UNCERTAINTY PROBLEM ........................................... 14
      A. For Directors - Roadblocks to Protection .................. 14
             1. Previous   Cases .......................................... 15
             2. Statutory Difficulties .................................. 18
             3. Ownership    Issues ....................................... 24
                   i. Works Made for Hire ....................... 24
                   ii. The Prompt Book ........................... 27
      B. For Producers - The Black Raincloud of Infringement... 31
IV. SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF DIRECTOR'S COPYRIGHT .............. 37
V . C ONCLUSION    .............................................................  44


Published by Mitchell Hamline Open Access, 2018

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