Film Courage: Common misconceptions about what a writer should do after their script is finished?
Travis Seppala, Screenwriter/Author: One is getting your script registered with the WGA [Writers Guild of America] versus having it copyrighted versus mailing it to yourself.
I’ve seen many writers who still believe that if you mail your script to yourself that counts as a copyright. No it does not. It will not hold up in court. The only thing that will hold in court is a copyright where it has an official document attached and said this script was copyrighted on this date.
WGA registration is still better than mailing it to yourself but it’s not quite as good as a copyright especially with the way…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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