millette at waglo.com
Sun Nov 14 03:54:11 EST 2004
Evan Prodromou wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-14-11 at 01:31 -0500, Scott Rubin wrote:
>>Ok, so I have a blog, and I have it licensed with the
>>Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license. It is very good.
>>But what if in my
>>blog I write down a new idea I came up with. Say a truly original idea for a new
>>product. If someone reads my blog and makes that product before I do, what
>>rights do I have?
> You need to seek patent rights over your ideas. Under the copyright
> regime, you don't have control over the ideas themselves -- just over
> their expression. If you patent your ideas, then you can control them
> and sue people who implement them. Yay for you!
I saw  the reverse not to long ago, or sort of... A Quebec inventor
 was seeking advice on the best way to protect his idea and prototype
for a small car he had designed. He quickly found out how expensive it
would be to patent his idea, and how little it would protect him if in
fact his idea wasn't so original - for example, someone could have
published such an idea in an old Popular Mechanic.
Long story short, he was convinced to write a small book  explaining
his concept, and thus preemptively preventing anyone from patenting it -
or at least to break any such patent in the future.
 Gérard Labranche
 37 page book: "Autologic: This invention could save the planet"
> The bottom line: keep your blog amateurish and dumb. It's simple
Robin Millette, aka oqp http://rym.waglo.com/wordpress/
http://www.salondulivrelibre.info/ 18 au 22 novembre, Montréal
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