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Adaptation - Do I need permission to write a screen play based on someone else’s novel?



Yes, because the owner of copyright in a literary work has the exclusive right to adapt the work. However, you may not need permission if you are merely inspired by the ideas or information in the novel, because ideas and information are not generally protected by copyright.




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