Re: Technial documentation copyright issue

Subject: Re: Technial documentation copyright issue
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:13:07 -0800

I never liked Algebra.


On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM, William Sherman
<bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>wrote:

> I hate to answer this as the answer won't sound good. But based on things
> observed in the past, I think:
>
> 1. B will probably skirt by with minor problems, which is why the JV was
> formed.
> 2. For C, it depends on where the JV was formed - in China or in US.
> 2a. If in China, then the law won't cause C much problems much problems at
> all.
> 2b. If in US, then C will take the brunt of the hit.
> 3. A will skirt with little more than bad press, which will be forgotten 2
> months later. The little more might be lack of business with D, but A will
> already have all of D's intellectual property and will just continue to
> produce it under a newly named company E which will be wholly owned by A.
> 4. D will probably go after B if 2a occurs.
>
> New international laws are trying to eliminate some of this, and may.
>
> In the end, B and D will scratch their heads, wonder why A would do
> something like this, without any inkling that just because B and D have
> certain ethics that are somewhat in sync, other parts of the world have
> their own ethics that may have little in common with B's or D's ethics.
>
> Most people fail to remember, ethics isn't about right or wrong, it is
> about setting standards for living and then complying with them. Hell's
> Angels have a very strict set of ethics and follow them well. So does the
> Mafia.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon" <wingman1985 -at- yahoo -dot- com -dot- cn>
> To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:42 PM
> Subject: Technial documentation copyright issue
>
>
> I am aware of a situation like this from one of my friends:
>
>
> A Chinese company (A)is having a JV (C) with another American company(B)
> and the staff of Chinese company is making documentation for a kind of
> product manufactured/assembled at its facility.The Chinese staff is making
> use of illustration of B's competitor(D),another American company.
>
>
> There are two facts:
> 1. B licenses C to manufacture that product at A's facility.
> 2. Before the JV occurs, A has a habit of blending pieces of
> documentation(including illustration) of foreign companies in the same
> industry.
>
> At present, everything is fine. In the long run, will there be legal
> ramifications for A and B?
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Technial documentation copyright issue: From: Simon
Re: Technial documentation copyright issue: From: William Sherman

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