Re: Idea or expression?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 10, 2001 at 02:56:56:
In Reply to: Idea or expression? posted by Phillip Crawley on September 09, 2001 at 23:57:13:
: I need to the difference between a idea and a expression in reation to intellectual property
The idea is the concept, the expression is the way that concept is used or explained. My analogy is that if Shakespeare had a valid copyright on Romeo and Juliet today, he still could not stop West Side Story, because the mode of expression was different even though there were similarities in the plot.
M. Arthur Auslander
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