What's the copyright status of TV show scripts?
June 11, 2009 2:23 PM Subscribe
What's the copyright status of TV show scripts? Not the original scripts themselves, but versions transcribed from the show as it was broadcast?
posted by ixohoxi to law & government (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A Google search for "tv scripts
" uncovers a lot of sites which publish transcriptions of TV shows. Most of them are obviously amateur, and aren't paying licensing fees or anything like that.
That suggests that it's either (1) legal, or (2) tolerated, but I'd like to know a little more before I proceed with a project. At least semi-informed opinions are preferable (no, you are not my lawyer).