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Subject:Re: Copyright From:"Cheverie, Paul [Cont]" <paul -dot- cheverie -at- GPO -dot- CANADA -dot- CDEV -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 8 Feb 1996 12:38:00 EST
I stand corrected.
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Date: Thursday, February 08, 1996 8:04AM
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.
>This is incorrect. ...RM
Richard had it right: you cannot copyright an idea only the specific
expression of an idea.