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Playwrights, Translators, Adaptors

Playwrights, Translators, Adaptors
A playwright shall acknowledge, to the best of her knowledge, the source of her script/ work. Care will be taken while attributing any person with authorship to ensure that the moral rights of an author are not violated.

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A playwright shall be cautious when claiming authorship of content that is directly drawn from a mythological or legendary source or from the public domain or from a historical fact or a real event.

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A translator shall obtain the prior permission of the author and the copyright holder (if the author is not the copyright holder) for translating a work.

A translator shall, if the playwright grants a derivative licence, permit use of her work on the same terms of the licence.

An adaptor shall obtain the prior permission of the playwright and the copyright holder (if the playwright is not the copyright holder) and the translator, if the adaptation is based on the
translated work for adapting any work.

A derivate work should carry due credit to every contributor. A copy of the derivative work shall be sent to the playwright/ translator. When a derivative work is selected or granted an award, the creator of the derivative work shall to the extent possible, inform the author and other contributors of the
award.

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Proper attribution shall be given to the playwright and every contributor to the play. If the original work has been altered/modified in any manner that may cause offence to the playwright, the producer and director of the play shall ascertain the wishes of the playwright before attributing the changed work.

The Case of the Reappearing Title
The Case of Collective Loss of Control

A playwright, translator , adaptor shall be aware of the terms of the contract, licence or assignment through which she transfers her copyright and shall not, inadvertently, give away all her rights to
the publisher or film producer. A playwright shall retain all those rights necessary to promote theatre,
importantly, the right to grant permissions for performances as theatre practitioners prefer to talk to the playwright rather than the publisher.


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A playwright shall, if she desires to make her work freely available to the public, relinquish her copyright. A playwright shall clearly express her intention through legal options available to ensure
that her legal heirs do not claim rights over her work, after her death.



A playwright shall be extremely cautious while making a claim of copyright infringement and should be completely sure about the infringement, as the reputation of a fellow contributor is involved.

The Case of the Reappearing Title
The Mystery of the Original Idea
The Case of Disappearing Civility

A playwright shall also be cautious about claiming moral rights. Even when the adaptation or other use of work is substantial, exercise leniency, unless an opinion is purposely wrongly attributed.

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