Which just struck me as an odd thing for someone to write when clearly the event is a staged reading of a work-in-progress, and anyway, still under copyright. I had posted an earlier draft to a seemingly now defunct website that was designed with the purpose of facilitating contact between playwrights and producers, so I had made the work digitally available in the past for a limited audience,
I responded:"Ian Thal: I'm the author and the script shouldn't posted on the net, at least not in the form that will be presented on October 11th. "
"[Name Withheld]: thank you! i was unable to find it, but will continue to this winter, just in case you post it somewhere. the synopsis is quite interesting and itself well-written."
In other words, "I'm looking for a free version of your work-in-progress."
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Is the General Approach to Copyright Changing?
Playwright Ian Thal ponders the navigation of copyright and ownership after getting an interesting response to an event posting for the latest reading of his play Total War.