Discussion in 'Making Money' started by seo2buck, Aug 3, 2014.
Is it legal to write a ebook about a existing movie and sell it on amazon ?
Before you, I think Amazon probably won't let you do such a thing.
You're writing an eBook about a movie?
They wouldn't really have any idea if you take their plot and re-create your own using their ideas.
I have no idea, but cant you put it in the form of a review and feedback. But who would buy such an ebook?
It is if you are making a book directly about the movie, it ties in to copywrite laws, however, if you are making a book on your opinion of the movie, your point of view, your reactions and contemplations about the movie then that is from your head about what you observed, and in more legal stance, is legal because you are not "retelling" a story that they made but putting your own 2 cents about what you saw.
Just have to make sure you are not recreating the movie in a book so that you can make money, they wont do anything if it makes a couple hundred, but you make a few thousand then they will be on that quick because they will see that as you taking their money lol.
Have a good time with it!
My plan was to make a ebook about a existing movie, that is not 100% the same but maybe 30% the same as the movie. Also my plan was to name the ebook the same name as the movie. Same character names.
So it's not possible you think?
You have to stay within copyright law.
You can write a story that is about a rich kid whose parents are killed and he grows up to be a psycho and reeks revenge on all criminals.
But you cannot call it Batman or use any trademarked names.
Unless the movie is in based on public domain characters, like the new Hercules film.
The only exception would be if you were to write it as fan fiction and seek authorization later. Without permission from the copyright owners you wouldn't be able to make money out of it.
The chances of this happening are extremely low.
No, you can't do that. Not legally anyway.
Separate names with a comma.