Re: Technical Q: Copyright expressions of ideas, but not ideas?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 17, 2000 at 04:00:48:
In Reply to: Technical Q: Copyright expressions of ideas, but not ideas? posted by Kevin Milans on June 16, 2000 at 18:25:54:
: It seems to be a common theme that copyright cannot be
: However, isn't an expression of an idea itself just
: For example, let's say I happen upon the idea that
: Am I missing? Where is the boundary between idea and
In my reading you have missed the boat 100%. There is no protection for ideas under the copyright law.
Were you to register a copyright on what you have written, any could use your theme and rexpress it in their words and also register a copyright without infringing your rights.
M. Arthur Auslander
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