I'm about to launch a web site featuring a 35 minute video .
I want to copyright
the video, its contents, names of characters, script and more importantly the concept so others cannot make similar videos or films without my permission.
This is basically a high production short film. But no one else has done anything like this.
This may sound silly but its a cat video of kittens in full uniforms playing soccer with voice overs, special effects, storyline,original script, original character names and so on.
My concerns are:
Can others make similar videos/films with this concept?
Can I do the copyright myself or do I need an attorney?
What is the best way to protect this?
I asked my friend who is a criminal attorney to help but he was no help at all.
The idea may seem silly and a little hard to grasp without actually weeing the work. But it is indeed extremely entertaining and spent years working on it.