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    Just a suggestion - WGA Register your scripts
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    WGA register your scripts. It doesn't cost much and it's a good habit to get into. Especially when sending your scripts into the "ether" of the internet. I eat ether for breakfast.

    Writers Guild of America West
    http://www.wgawregistry.org/webrss/
    Cost: $20

    Writers Guild of America East
    https://www.wgaeast.org/script_reg/
    Cost: $22


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    What's the major difference between "east" and "west"?


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    2$ ?


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    Good tip.
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    Yeehaw...I just registered my first script.


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    If you are really worried about your work being stolen then you should really copyright it. Yes, registering with the WGA is a good idea, but if it is stolen it's really not a saving grace. The WGA will say that "Yes you registered your script" but if you sue you are not really entitled to much money. And if you do win in court, it will not cover any court fees. The main purpose of registering with the WGA is so if a studio like Dreamworks steals your script, then the WGA and SAG will refuse to work with that studio. That would crush Dreamworks, but if I wanted to steal your idea it really wouldn't matter.

    If you steal a copyrighted script then it becomes a federal matter.
    Therefore you can win lots of $$.

    So yes, register with the WGA. But if you think you have the next Juno, then I would copyright it as well.


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    Gonna do it for mine... it is great.



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    I would copyright a feature, but for short scripts, I don't have much worry about Dreamworks ripping it off. 10 pages isn't worth their time.


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    Agreed. Just thought I'd share.


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    Hear ya, copyrighting used to be 30 bucks, which made it worth it for smaller pieces, but the price went up. I think it's like 40 or 45 now.


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