Justin Sterling

How Do You Determine Fair Use Of Copyrighted Material?

How Do You Determine Fair Use Of Copyrighted Material?

Fair use has been one of the most hotly debated copyright legal issues, in terms of its use. Creative Screenwriting demystifies the law in this article. Original Factors For Fair Use Dating back to the 1800’s, the original factors for determining when a person could use another’s work in their own work without permission included: […]

 Justin Sterling

How Do You Copyright Works With Multiple Artistic Components?

How Do You Copyright Works With Multiple Artistic Components?

Screenplays form one part of a creative work, whether it’s a film, comic, graphic novel or other audiovisual work. There are certain considerations in terms of copyright protection when considering additional creative elements in a unified artistic work.  Comics & Graphic Novels U.S. copyright law provides for the ability to copyright both literary and artistic […]

 Justin Sterling

What’s The Best Way To Copyright Your Screenplay?

What’s The Best Way To Copyright Your Screenplay?

A large component of being a working screenwriter is knowing how to legally protect your work. Creative Screenwriting Magazine interviewed entertainment attorney Justin Sterling Esq. to tell you everything you need to know. Upon the creation of any work, that work is automatically protected by the United States Copyright laws, providing that there is some tangible […]