Novel knockoffs

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  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    What do you think of the recent trend to take someone else's novel and add an element to it? I'm thinking particularly of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Also, someone is writing a novel based on Catcher in the Rye.

    I guess I am just sick of the lack of imagination it really shows; having to piggyback off of someone else's ideas seems cheap to me.

    Of course, you can argue that nothing is totally original and that Shakespeare would not have written so many plays if most of them hadn't had a genesis somewhere else.

  2. getpaidtopost profile image39
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

    is this legal? does this not go against copyright laws?

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    Well, Pride and Prejudice is now copyright free.

    But in the case of Catcher in the Rye, the author is suing over it. Which could actually result in reclusive author JD Salinger having to appear in court.

    1. Colebabie profile image58
      Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Rightfully so. It is his characters. Authors create amazing characters, other worlds even, and then someone else takes it and does what they want? No way! It's like you're taking a part of the person.

    2. getpaidtopost profile image39
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      O I will have to keep an eye on this case. If the author looses the case, this may open new doors and a new way to make money.



  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I definitely agree with that.

  5. nicomp profile image66
    nicompposted 9 years ago

    Throw out West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, 10 Things I Hate About You, etc.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      True, but those don't use the same characters as the original. And, like I said, most of Shakespeare was not original either.

      1. Colebabie profile image58
        Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Not the same characters, setting, era, dialogue. Just themes. I think that's cool smile

  6. Dolores Monet profile image96
    Dolores Monetposted 9 years ago

    I remember someone wrote a book about what happened after the end of Gone With the Wind. Another wrote a book based on a character in  Jane Austins' Emma. But the zombie take off of Pride and Predjudice just sounds hysterical. Even if a book is no longer under copyright laws, it's legal to parody existing copyrighted material, I'm pretty sure.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    It is...and I love modern versions of Shakespeare smile

 
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