A film idea is not protected by copyright

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Imagine you have an idea for a film and post it on a website; a few years later you notice that someone else has taken your idea and made a film, but without your involvement. Can you take action against this? Is the idea protected?

The Supreme Court recently made a decision on this in relation to the film “Yesterday”. Read the new article by Claudia Csáky here.

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