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Anonymous
in Civil Law Intellectual Property Law
Asked August 31, 2017

HOW TO LICENSE MY IDEA TO ANY MEDIA HOUSE FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ?

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I have an idea which I wish to sell to any media house ( News Channel ) for a program development over the concept. It is about total electoral reform and will change the way we elect governments. I believe it will be a high TRP program, if developed consciously, and will lead to a really long and serious national debate. Pls guide me on licensing my idea ( legal points, mutual binding terms to the parties ) to any such party whom I make a deal with. Kindly explain in detail.

Answer 1

Copyright laws do not provide protection to ideas but only to expressions of such ideas and hence it is advisablle that you reduce your idea into a written work. You are, to an extent, protected by the confidentiality clause assocaited with any such communication between you and the media house, however in case of a conflict it gives rise to various complications and the process is extremely long drawn. To avoid such complexities you may develop a manuscript and register it for copyright protection. This would ensure complete protection of your idea.

 

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