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

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



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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