Re: When are NDAs not binding? Was, RE: STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean

Subject: Re: When are NDAs not binding? Was, RE: STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 14:21:45 -0700

And if you're really uncomfortable with the idea of asking a former
employer or client for permission to show things done for them in your body
of work, consider whether discussing details of your time there with
prospective employers or clients is really something you want to do.

Gene Kim-Eng



On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Steve Schwarzman
<steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>wrote:

> The NDAs I've seen generally say that the nondisclosure requirement
> survives the rest of the agreement, e.g. even after you stop working there.
> If the product/document is really out in the public arena or outdated, I
> would still ask for permission from the company in writing before any
> disclosure.
>
> It's true that NDA language typically does not demand nondisclosure of
> otherwise public documents. But the burden of proof would, I think, be upon
> you that a given document is now public. Go ahead; make the company's
> lawyers' day. :)
>
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References:
Re: Technical writing as a trade; was, RE: Give Me a Clear Thinker (was STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?): From: Steven Jong
STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean: From: William Sherman
When are NDAs not binding? Was, RE: STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: When are NDAs not binding? Was, RE: STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean: From: Connie Giordano
Re: When are NDAs not binding? Was, RE: STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: When are NDAs not binding? Was, RE: STC Certification - What Does It Really Mean: From: Steve Schwarzman

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