Reading the Writing

C.Y.A. Legalese

Please note that this site is not intended to infringe on any copyrights held by the authors and composers of the original musicals adapted herein. All posted material is merely a devoted fan's well-intentioned attempt to craft a faithful, definitive screen (or stage) adaptation of the original musical.

Without the permission of the show's creators, and whoever else holds the film rights, all fans please understand that it is illegal to publicly and/or commercially exploit any screenplay resulting from this endeavor. The only reason I am able to squeak by with this site and the idea of writing a screenplay itself is that this isn't a commercial venture, and in the same manner that students may pick any scene they want from any play or film to perform in an acting class, which constitutes fair use under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, I am able to talk freely about its development, in particular with regard to pasting together material from various sources, because it falls under the terms of "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Whatever the legal stance, at all times I retain the copyright to my adaptations. Any resulting screenplay is my property insomuch as I adapted it, came up with the framework and some of the creative ideas, etc., and any use of my material without permission would be most unadvised.