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Subject: Re: attn. JMS: A TV writing question...
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 04:14:09 +0000 (UTC)
From: (Jms at B5)

>Maybe.  But consider this:  The "final work" in these cases is *not* the
>script, it is the collaborative effort of *dozens* of people from the
>writer to the grips, all of whom work for the studio, and all of whom
>are using the studio's money to produce the *actual* "final work"

That's as may be.  But the Berne convention was specifically put into place to
protect *writers* as the authors of the story.  A grip is essential to the
making of the movie; a grip is not the author and makes no claims in that


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