FRAPA Report 2011

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FRAPA REPORT 2011 unveiled: International television programmes are being protected under law, new study confirms Hit international TV formats such as ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ are being protected by the laws of copyright, unfair competition, passing off and breach of confidence, according to the latest FRAPA report, launched today at…

New Member Profile: Yellow Duck Productions

EVERYBODY dreams of finding the ‘the big one’ — the shape-shifting, game-changing, generation-defining format that will surge around the world, making headlines, breaking records and earning its creators eye-popping amounts of money. But what would you do if, as an experienced and successful producer, you seriously thought you’d come up with an uber-concept? How would…

New Contract Generator helps get it in writing

THE CONTRACT generator, FRAPA’s latest members-only online service, goes live later this month. And according to format consultant and FRAPA board member Michel Rodrigue, it is set to rewrite — literally — the complex and costly process of drafting licence and option contracts for international format deals. “The beauty of the contract generator is that…

Protect your IP as you produce it, Coad urges

WITH some 100 cases now decided worldwide — of which about 50% have been successful — there is a growing consensus that the new species of intellectual property (IP) we call format rights should be protected. However, you still have a good chance of winning a format-plagiarism case brought against you on the grounds of…