Copyright

Subject: Copyright
From: Michael Andrew Uhl <uhl -at- VISLAB -dot- EPA -dot- GOV>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 08:04:24 -0800

Paul Cheverie <paul -dot- cheverie -at- gpo -dot- canada -dot- cdev -dot- com> wrote

>It's the same thing as a
>client coming to you and contracting you to write a user's manual for
>his/her widget. Probably the simplest way of saying it is that if the idea
>ain't yours, neither is the copyright.

Richard replied

>This is incorrect. ...RM

Richard had it right: you cannot copyright an idea only the specific
expression of an idea.

Official copyright information is available at

http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/

Ghost writer or not, the author retains copyright privileges until
he or she legally transfers ownership.

-Mike

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Michael Andrew Uhl, Lead Technical Writer (uhl -at- vislab -dot- epa -dot- gov)
Lockheed Martin, Primary Support Contractor to US EPA
National Environmental Supercomputing Center (NESC)


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