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I need advice about copyright  
« on: Dec 18th, 2005, 3:58pm »
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I have a invention I'm working on and from what I read  it can be prortected under copyright. Right now its covered in this quote from the ISR.  
 
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  If your idea is creative, like a writing, a painting, T-shirt designs, photographs, music, etc., you  
prevent others from making unauthorized copies with copyright protection.  Computer  
software can also be protected by copyright  
 
My questions are once my idea is copyrighted and I aproach a company can they steal it? Also how much are copyrights and how long are they good for?  
 
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Re: I need advice about copyright  
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19th, 2005, 8:05am »
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Copyrights do not protect ideas, period.  That's the domain of patent protection.  Thus, if you approach a company with an idea for software, they are free to implement the idea on their own absent some prior agreement with you.
 
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