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Copyright law doesn't protect ideas, it protect specific arrangements of words. (Or pictures or musical notes or any other tangible expression, but that's not the point here.) Easy case: If you copied a Harry Potter novel word for word, changed the author name to your own, and tried to print and sell it, you would be guilty of pretty clear and blatant ...


It will be risky, as long as fans know it is the same show. If not, you are essentially just creating a new show under the same name. It will also be difficult and if this show is one that lets writers have one or two chances at scripts before they move on to new talent (As some shows do) then you probably won't have the time to pull it off as you will need ...

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