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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: JMS: Rights? Licenses?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/31/2000 1:37:00 PM  

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>Can you explain a bit about how rights work? I understand that WB owns
>Babylon
>5 and Crusade. Does this mean that you actually have to get their permission
>whenever you want to write something in those universes?

Yes.

>Or can/did you reserve
>those rights at the time you sold it to them?

Nope. Studios own series whole hog.

>What about the other authors who
>write the B5 novels or short stories?
>

Those are done under the purview of a license between the publisher and WB.

>And how do licenses fit in? Specifically regarding the B5 Magazine.
>

Company X pays WB Y dollars to use the B5 images/likenesses/material in a
product (magazine, book, toy, whatever) for Z years.

jms

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