How do you copyright your idea without money until you get the money to pay for it?
As far as I understand from the Answers page on copyright (see related links section), you cannot copyright an idea. Copyrights are for "works", i.e. the text that describes the idea. To legally protect an invention you must file a patent, which is a very expensive and time-consuming process.
copyright copyright A copyright.
No. In fact copyright protection is exactly the opposite. Copyright applies to the expression of an idea but does not extend to the idea itself.
Put a copy of the idea in an envelope addressed to you or your lawyer and mail it certified. Never open the envelope unless you need to prove the date your idea existed. Yeah, um that's not going to work because you can not copyright an idea. You need a Hollywood-based entertainment attorney with a lot of connections to pitch your idea for you or submit it to a legit film festival (if it fits… Read More
Ideas cannot be protected by copyright, only the expression of those ideas. If you have proof that your original work has been used without your permission, contact an experienced copyright attorney about sending a cease and desist notice.
Copyrights allow the entrepreneurs to make sure that their idea stays their idea and that they thought of it first. Anyone who tries to copy or use their idea without respect to the copyright will pay fines and receive punishment.
Without the expression of an idea, there's no way to indicate what the idea is. We could all wander around saying "I thought of that first!" but that would hardly benefit anyone.
You cannot copyright an idea, only the expression of it. Printed instructions, for example, could be protected.
Ideas can't be protected by copyright, only the expressions of them; the novel will automatically be protected once it's written down, but not until then.
You have a really good idea for a book and you fear that someone might steal it is it possible to get your unpublished idea patented so that no one can steal it?
No, you cannot patent (or copyright) an idea. You must protect is as a "trade secret" until you have written the book, at which point you will have copyright protection for the book, but still no legal protection for the basic "idea". You may record your "idea" in a concrete outline form, and have it witnessed and notarized as a form of proof of your ownership as of a particular date, in case the question… Read More
Get a job! Probably the best idea.
Copyright does not protect ideas, only the expression of those ideas.
No; copyright protects specific expressions of ideas, not the ideas themselves.
A Copyright would protect an authors idea.
You are the creator and copyright holder of gurfrip global utility restructure for realtive intelligent process why is someone else listed as the copyright holder?
Either you registered the idea under someone else's name OR more likely, they saw your idea and registered the copyright before you did. If this is the case, they are the owner of record until you can substantially prove in a court of civil law that you were the original creator. If you do not have eyewitnesses who can substantiate that you made your claim public (published) before the registered copyright date, you face a… Read More
Ideas cannot be protected by copyright. If your idea is a new process, you may wish to seek patent protection for it.
Ideas in themselves cannot be copyrighted in the United States, according to the Copyright Act. Writings that describe or discuss a business idea may receive copyright protection, but such a copyright would not prevent others from putting the ideas into practice. Visit copyright.gov for more information.
Ideas cannot be protected by copyright; only the expression of the ideas.
Ideas cannot be protected by copyright: only the expression of the ideas.
i have no idea what so ever:)
Just flirt with him until he gets the idea.
You tell a friend to spend money for your invention then hope to GOD that they give you some cash.
How earn money in South India without any investment or deposit? Pls share ur idea
No; ideas are not copyrightable.
This is usually called the expression of the idea. I can't protect my idea for a movie, but I can protect my script.
Is it true that in the US copyright laws do not protect original ideas because they are not considered intellectual property?
United States copyright laws do not protect original ideas. They protect the expression of those ideas. For example, if someone in the 1930s had an idea to create a comic superhero, copyright laws would not protect that idea (the creation of a superhero) only the way in which it was expressed (Superman). Someone else could later create a different superhero without infringing upon the original idea so long as it did not take too many… Read More
Without fixation, there's no way to prove you had the idea first: everybody could say "oh, I thought of that years ago!" and gleefully sue for infringement. For sufficiently innovative ideas, patent protection is available, which requires searches for prior instances of it.
You cannot copyright an idea. Under current US law copyright will not protect names, titles, common words/phrases facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation. Under some circumstances patent, trademark, or trade secret laws may provide protection.
This means that the person did not mean to break any copyright laws when they were using someone Else's idea.
Copyright does not protect names, titles, common words/phrases, facts, ideas, discoveries, systems, or methods of operation. It may protect the way these things are expressed (graphics, video, audio, etc) provided they meet the necessary criteria for copyright registration.
Copyright protects "original works of authorship," such as books, songs, works of art, plays, and (oddly) vessel hull design. Patents grant a property right to the creator of an invention, which can be a thing or a process. Copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject matter. If I draw or write about a machine, copyright protects my drawing or writing, but it doesn't prevent anyone else from building and selling that machine… Read More
No its a terrible idea. Not very original and you might be infringing on her copyright.
Ideas cannot be protected by copyright; only the expression of those ideas. If you write a script, it is automatically protected; registration is not required.
This concept is called Copyright.
How do you protect something that isn't created yet like an idea for a book that you're in the process of writing?
The fact that you are writing it gives you the copyright to the work. Even without a formal copyright, you are the owner. If you were to sue someone over it you would have to file an official copyright. In the mean time, make sure to mark the items with 'Copyright, your name, 2008.' That puts everyone on alert that you are claiming the rights to the work. You may want to consult a copyright… Read More
No ideas are not necessarily under copyright law. If you publish it on the web, a book, and/or record it, the copyright is yours but the "idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery" you have described is free of any copyright. Some ideas can be protected to the limited extent that they are implemented in a patented invention. Other ideas are protected merely by keeping them secret.
Jefferson wrote that patent and copyright protection were necessary to encourage creation of new works, but he was also concerned that the free exchange of ideas be encouraged as well. The oft-cited 1813 letter linked below includes the line "He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me."
No the character of Van Helsing is an idea and as such is not eligible for copyright protection. However he is, in all likelihood, protected as a trademark.
A patent or trademark is applied for directly to the US Patent and Trademark office. You must submit drawings, descriptions, and other paperwork proving you have an idea or change to an existing idea that would make the product or item uniquely your own. You are then given a patent number that forbids anyone to use your idea without your permission for a specific period of time, depending on the item. There are also fees… Read More
Contact the US Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov. They now have the capability to register copyrights online. Poor Man's Copyright: There is a way you can get proof you had an idea by mailing a package to yourself with a written description of the idea in the package, but do not open it and it will be a sealed envelope with a date by the us postal service. More info: The U.S. copyright law automatically protects… Read More
To seriously oversimplify things: they want a chance to make some money on the idea without lots of others competing with them using their own idea.
Can you copyright construction documents by placing the word copyright with C and little circle around it on the title?
The creator of any design, composition or artwork is considered the original 'publisher' until the creator assigns his publishing rights to an administrator. You have the copyright on anything that you create from the moment it is creqated or displayed publicly. However, the copyright symbol alone is not a copyright, nor is it proof of the date of first publication. The symbol merely announces the name of the claimant and makes others aware that you… Read More
There is no real way of patenting an idea. A vague idea or concept can not really be copyrighted. One has to have a clear blueprint or a proof of concept in order to copyright.
Where do you send your movie plots and ideas if there are any organizations or places that will accept them and make it happen without stealing them?
Few organizations are going to accept unsolicited contributions for a variety of legal reasons. The risks of being sued if they create a project that contains even the slightest resemblance to anything that they received unsolicited are too great for them to even consider it. Usually these unsolicited materials are never opened, but are disposed of: not even returned to the sender. If you have a substantial idea, a wiser approach might might be to… Read More
god had the idea of making money
Ideas cannot be protected; only expressions of them. There has to be something tangible.
1 hv no idea
The character of the Spider cannot be copyrighted. Only expressions of an idea are eligible for copyright protection, not the idea itself. It does appear that the character of the Spider, however, is registered as a trademark of the Argosy corporation. As to the original stories, provided that all the necessary applications & extensions were filed no the first of the Spider pulps would not fall into the public domain until the year 2038 (presumedly… Read More
No "Taxation Without Representation" was important to the Americans back then because they really didn't have the money to pay the taxes anyway. Also, they already hated the British and didn't want to pay taxes that a house of representatives didn't approve of. So really that was why the idea of no taxation without representation was important.
The idea... yes. The actual video game... No. I believe that falls under the category of copyright infringement.