Re: Re: Re: Computer Based Training (CBT)
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 23, 2001 at 03:50:24:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Computer Based Training (CBT) posted by Randel on March 22, 2001 at 07:27:35:
: : : I am interested in creating CBT courseware for a software application that is sold directly to fortune 1000 companies. I learned how to use the software while working on my previous job (no non compete agreement was signed). This courseware will contain screen captures and actually demonstations of how the software works (mini movies). Is this a copyright infringement?
: : Dear Randel,
: : It looks like you are playing with fire. From a practical poing of view if there are questions of danger, you don't want to start out sour with the Fortune 1000?
: : It pays to know what you are doing if you expect to be paid.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: I am sorry, I don't think I was clear in my question. I only mentioned that the company sells to fortune 1000 companies in an attempt to understand if there is a difference in the copyright legalities of creating CBT's for an 'off the shelf' software application such as MS Word or Powerpoint for example and one that is not. The application in question is sold to a specialized market segment. I am interested in providing training on how the application works. I have reviewed the copyright page with special attention to the 'fair use' section. I am still unclear if this would be an infringement. Can you provide some insight on my particular scenario? Thanks.
There is too much abstraction in what you say, though, it may be all right as long as you don't copy but interact.
M. Arthur Auslander
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