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Copyright Myths
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About Registrations
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Registrations & Searches
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Idea Theft
Work For Hire

 

 

Copyrights

Copyright Directory
About Copyrights
Who Protects Copyrights
Copyright Myths
Copyright Internet Issues
About Registrations
Copyright Consultations
Registrations & Searches
Hyperlinking
Musical Groups
No Idea Protection
No Use Control
Self-Publishing
Slogans
Idea Theft
Work For Hire

   

 

 


No Idea Protection in Copyrights

what copyright does not protect
when to consider patents instead

Copyright:

  • Does not protect ideas.

  • Does not protect techniques.

  • Does not protect products.

  • Does not protect systems.

  • Does not protect procedures.

  • Does not protect methods.

  • Does not protect information.

  • (consider patents instead)

Copyright infringement:

  • Does not include someone using your idea.

  • Does not include someone selling your  technique.

  • Does not include someone making your product.

  • Does not include someone implementing your system.

  • Does not include someone copying your procedure.

  • Does not include someone marketing your method.

  • Does not include someone exploiting your information.

  • (consider patents instead)

Copyright:

  • Is not a poor man's patent.

  • Is not a way to avoid the rigorous patent standards.

  • Is not a way to avoid the high patent costs.

  • (consider patents instead)

Copyright:

  • Protects original works of artistic and literary authorship.

  • Protects the author's original artistic or literary expression.

  • Protects the way you said it, and not what you said.

  • (consider patents instead)


don't copyright when you should patent

Further, copyright provides little or no protection to the "artistic expression" if there are few ways to express the idea or information contained in the work.


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