Recent copyright infringement allegations related to film productions beg the question - what's the difference between infringement and inspiration? In a conversation with Bloomberg Law, counsel Jamice Oxley discussed key takeaways a creative should keep in mind when approaching a pitch and dispels some myth about studios. According to Bloomberg Law:
"Don't publish the work before the pitch," entertainment attorney Jamice Oxley of Pryor Cashman LLP said. "An executive can claim they had access to this concept another way."
Oxley acknowledged studios and networks "really are goliaths" with a strong power advantage over creators. But Oxley, who often represents creators but also sometimes studios, said reputation and legal liability act as constraints.
"The energy is always in the spirit of collaboration and creation," Oxley said. "It's a relationship business. No studio or network is in a hat and dark glasses looking to steal, because it will backfire in the long run."
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