Re: Ethics, ownership of product, and suchlike

Subject: Re: Ethics, ownership of product, and suchlike
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 11:00:59 -0800 (PST)


"Bonnie Granat" wrote...

> What we are really looking for is someone that may have already
> put together a brochure for another company and we want to use this as a
> template so as too save time and money.
>
> ----------------
>
> I responded that using a brochure created for another company is "usually not
> done by professional writers." Am I mistaken about this?

They want somebody that has done the same thing before and use that expertise
as a template. As long as no content is exchanged between clients, I see no
problem with it. There is nothing illegal or unethical about exchanging
expertise between customers. I've used the same templates at multiple clients.
Maybe a wee bit of tweaking to differentiate. That's the whole idea of
templates. They're reusable. Saves time, saves $$$.

Turn the customer down, if this bothers you.

Andrew Plato

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