What is watermarking?
The idea is that to protect your rights, once you finish your script you save it in pdf format and add some text in background on each page referring to your name, your company name or similar.
In the old days in which the copies of scripts where only printed, It might have had its own purpose, if you leak a printed copy with you name on it, everybody is aware, if it is not the meant recipient, that the copy is infringing some laws. Nowadays, probably this is a little less important being the pdf in an e-mail the major channel for spreading the content.
You can do it with TwelvePoint
TwelvePoint provides watermarking for your script, you can activate it in the project settings together with additional appearance settings (colours, transparency, etc. ).
When you publish the project, the pdf will have the watermark on all the pages.
But maybe you should not…
Watermarking is very distracting when reading a script. If you need to use it at all costs, try to make it very light weight compared to the content.
Adding watermarking it does not say a lot about how confidential or how legally protected your work is but it says a lot about you being paranoid… 🙂
Electronic watermarking can be removed these days and if someone wants to steal your script or plagiarise it, it is enough to re-type it.
The moment you write something, you have copyrights on your work. You can register your script to the Copyrights Office, that is a better way to protect your original work.
Watermarking it might have a reason to exist if you are working in a major studio, though there are examples in history of many leaked stories with the watermark on it.
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