RE: Is your documentation copyrighted?

Subject: RE: Is your documentation copyrighted?
From: "Niesa Page" <Niesa_Page -at- stercomm -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 16:31:05 -0600

>>I've watched the copyright thread for the last couple of days, and so far
I'm surprised that no one has pointed out a very obvious reason that a
postmarked, sealed envelope actually proves nothing about the ownership of
the contents . . . Any takers?<<

No, it doesn't PROVE ownership, what it does is prove who OFFICIALLY DOCUMENTED
the thing first.
sure, you and i could have developed the same thing, but if you DOCUMENT yours
then, officially, the idea belongs to you, even if i developed the thing a year
that's all copyrighting does. whoever gets theirs in first, wins. (same

HOWEVER, if you took a thing i developed that is not copyrighted (remember,
a thing is automatically copyrighted the moment it is done), but is in the
public mind,
then you would have a difficult time proving it's yours if your date is 99, but
the public
has known about mine since 98. further, the public does not have to be the whole
it could be the people in your business community, church, etc.

Niesa Page
E-Business Strategies 2000
Secrets of the E-Business Masters
May 8-11, 2000 Orlando, FL USA

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