Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Technically speaking, when does a copied film become an original?

In Kollywood, apparently if a copied script has 6 new scenes, then it's considered an original. Can you believe it?

3 Comments:

  • is sudden anger? anantha

    By Blogger Venkatrangan, at 3:39 PM  

  • Anantha,
    Interesting. I remember Vetrimaran said something on these lines, but gave it a different spin, in an interview here. I quote him,
    "It doesn’t work that way in India since the laws that are supposed to protect a person’s script is so fragile that the case will stand its chance only if the complainant has at least 11 scenes in common with the script he claims has been lifted."

    By Blogger Zero, at 5:24 PM  

  • Sorry, missed to link to the interview from which I quoted Vetrimaran. (What I've linked to is the online copy of the entire June 2008 issue of SouthSide. Vetrimaran's interview is at page 26 of the pdf.)

    By Blogger Zero, at 5:28 PM  

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