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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Describing a video or image in words Reply with quote

If I described a video or image in words, in my own work, in detail, is it copyright infringement?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Keith,

No, that would be fine. Obviously if the video had dialogue you should not quote too much of the actual words used (the usual fair dealing rules apply), but just summarising in your own words would not involve copying of any part of the expression in the other work, just its idea. We covered that dichotomy in an earlier thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: How about plots of films? Reply with quote

If I described a film plot in words and in detail after watching the film, would that be copyright infringement?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Keith,

No, as I said above. that would not infringe copyright. You would be describing the idea which is not itsaelf protected.
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