You Can’t © Titles or Ideas by John Hunter | Script Revolution

You Can’t © Titles or Ideas by John Hunter

Some years ago, I wrote V-World, the pilot for a futuristic, sci-fi who-dun-it series set in a five star virtual reality resort.

“V-World is an expensive, five star, virtual reality resort where the pampered residents and guests can be whoever and whatever they want to be - The old can be young, the hideous can be gorgeous and sexual identity is fluid. For those who can afford it, V-World is an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet of delights, extravagance and guilty pleasures.

Following a series of unexplained deaths in the real world, two determined, but not-too-bright cops are sent to V-World in search of a possible serial killer. What starts out as a straight forward investigation rapidly spins out of control when the prime suspect, a rotting 87 year old multi-billionaire confined to a hyperbaric chamber in the real world, dies. While his death in the real world is an indisputable fact, he may have been able to transcend into a sentient digital being which continues to exist inside V-World.

V-World blurs the lines between life, death and what we perceive as reality. It challenges us to imagine what might be possible in the near future. NEW BEAT and UPLOAD are additional completed episodic content in this series."

And yes, I did post my additional content online…

While I am not claiming Copyright Infringement, I do note some similarities between my material and the new Amazon, UPLOAD, Season I, 2020.

“In 2033, people who are near death can be ‘uploaded’ into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works for luxurious ‘Lakeview’ digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-car crashes, this high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world.”

I am quite sure my experience in not unique, but it does underscore the fact you can not copyright ideas, concepts or titles.

About The Author

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A curious nature has led me down many paths: former Peace Corps volunteer, big ticket sales engineer, commercial graphic artist, packaging design consultant, recovering golfer and more recently, an award winning and produced scriptwriter.  

My voice is character driven, slightly dark and quirky with a dash of humor. Four of my shorts have been produced and my dystopian horror Baby Soup won the 2013 Florida Independent Filmmakers Contest.

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