Interesting Bit Of Info On Copyright & Wizard Of Oz

Business By ccr03 Updated 15 Mar 2010 , 3:37pm by erinalicia

ccr03 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 8:29pm
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It appears as though all the Wizard of Oz books are part of public domain. You wouldn't have to pay royalities to MGM IF the characters/figures are based on the BOOKS - not the film. You would have to pay, however, if you copied any of the characters/images of the film.

I thought this was interesting, as we LOVE to talk copyright on here.... icon_rolleyes.gif


http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-oz-next-franchise.html?nc

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hellie0h Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 2:41am
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Exactly the same with Cinderella...as long as the Disney version images are not copied. The link I included states the story may have originated in 1st century B.C. the most popular version was written in in 1697 where references to the pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother and glass sliver first appeared.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella

modthyrth Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 5:56pm
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And then you can make a cake with *silver* slippers, as they should be! They were changed to ruby slippers for the movie, because the movie was all about the new Technicolor technology, and silver slippers would have looked essentially the same in color and black and white.

erinalicia Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:37pm
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funny, I've never actually read either of those books. Need to find them and read them. I haven't read "Alice in Wonderland" either. Kind of odd to me since I was such a huge reader as a child and still am.

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