Re: Re: Re: copyright on baby book
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 23, 2001 at 03:57:54:
In Reply to: Re: Re: copyright on baby book posted by Karen Luzzi on March 22, 2001 at 15:33:49:
: : : I have designed and written headings & content for a special type of baby book. Similiar things have been done, but since the idea itself isn't copyrightable, then this is OK???
: : Dear Karen Luzzi,
: : The work is registerable as a copyright even if it is an infringement. Ideas in tangible form may be patentable. Copying is the danger in copyright not the idea behind the work.
: : A clear answer would require more information.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: Thanks for the quick response. My work is unlike any other baby book, its a different approach to a unique situation, a baby book for the adopted child. Since I would not be infringing on anyones copywrite, would I be infringing on a patent??? I only ask because you mentioned that ideas are patentable. I am anxious to know. I am hoping to use this idea to aid us in the costly expenses of adoption that we are presently going through.
Dear Karen Luzzi,
Ideas in the abstract are not patentable. Without taking professional responsibilty, it looks as if the would be no infringing problem. Others could us you idea but not copy your work. It would be well to register the copyright within the statutory period.
M. Arthur Auslander
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