One-act play inspired by published story

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David Murphy
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One-act play inspired by published story

Post by David Murphy » Wed May 20, 2009 1:08 pm

For an amateur drama festival I would like to write a short one-act play inspired by a story I once read (author has not yet been dead for 70 years). Little or no profit will result from the performance. Do I need the estate's permission to do this, or does it constitute an "idea" for which no copyright is required? Advice gratefully received!

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