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You can't copyright an idea.
The exact layout, possibly even the phrase "Tip of the Day,"
but not the idea.
There could be a patent on it, I suppose.
From: ROMAY SITZE[SMTP:rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 1996 8:26 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list TEC
Subject: Re: Copyright Info/.GFI's
On Tue, 9 Jan 1996, Tiffany Haley wrote:
> I have a few of questions:
> 1. Does anyone know if Microsoft's Tip of the Day has copyright
> My developers want to use that concept. If it does have copyright, can
> anyone suggest who to contact to get permission?
Good question. I don't KNOW that this is copyrighted, but can't imagine
the concept could be. After all, I've seen many calendars and booklets
that made use of a similar idea over a period of many years. I've even
made use of this idea in the classroom.