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Based on a true story...

Verbatim theatre and ‘real-life’ stories are more popular than ever, but intellectual property rights, copyright, privacy and defamation laws can be a minefield. Who owns what is often complex, leaving many good stories and ideas mired in legal battles before they have begun.

If you want to use a true story or a real person as inspiration or as the basis for a piece of work, what do you need to be aware of? And where do you begin?


Verbatim theatre and ‘real-life’ stories are more popular than ever, but intellectual property rights, copyright, privacy and defamation laws can be a minefield. Who owns what is often complex, leaving many good stories and ideas mired in legal battles before they have begun.

If you want to use a true story or a real person as inspiration or as the basis for a piece of work; what do you need to be aware of? and where do you begin?

This event, in partnership with Soho Theatre, Tara and Own-it, will help you to navigate the legal landscape, avoid the pitfalls and find opportunities to develop your work.

In this event we will cover:

- True story + Artistic licence. How far can you play with the facts?
- Does it make a difference if your subject is famous?
- What rights do you need to clear when getting permissions to use someone’s story?
- How do you know if a story is in the public domain?
- What if a group of people are collaborating to create a piece of work?
- What is defamation? How do you define the right to privacy? And what do you need to be aware of to protect yourself?

Note: 6pm for drinks, event to run from 7-9pm


Speaker(s):

Jatinder Verma | talks
Rose Cobb | talks

 

Date and Time:

22 April 2008 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

3 hours

 

Venue:

Soho Theatre
Dean Street
London
W1D 3NE

http://www.sohotheatre.com/
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Organised by:

Own-it
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Tickets:

Free

Available from:

Register online at
http://www.own-it.org/events/details/?eventId=237

Additional Information:

You must register on the Own It website to reserve a place.

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