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ghostwriter05
23-02-2006, 12:55 PM
Just wondering how you protect an 'idea' - I am not talking about a product but more a concept, say if it was a tv programme 'concept' - anyone got any ideas how you would do that?

kinster
23-02-2006, 01:37 PM
Mutual Confidentiality Agreement/Non Disclosure Agreement

ghostwriter05
23-02-2006, 01:40 PM
Sorry I appreciate that an NDA is available on an individual level but i mean more on launch / at a mass level.

kinster
23-02-2006, 01:44 PM
quick money making Websites don't count ;)

ghostwriter05
23-02-2006, 01:48 PM
LOL. No it aint a quick money making idea either. Well it has a website involved but that aint the main thrust - I am just trying to protect a 'concept'.

fionabailey
23-02-2006, 01:53 PM
'Ideas' themselves can't be copyrighted or trademarked.

ghostwriter05
23-02-2006, 01:54 PM
Well how do tv programmes protect their idea - isnt there something like intellectual property rights or something.

kinster
23-02-2006, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by ghostwriter05
Well how do tv programmes protect their idea - isnt there something like intellectual property rights or something.

I don't think tv programmes protect their ideas, they just do it. Look what happned with Simon Cowell vs Simon Fuller over X-factor.

damion
23-02-2006, 01:59 PM
I've noticed you are contributing alot recently to the forum. How is your venture going?

Send me an email with an update if you want.

Sorry I can't help with this, I'm sure someone will beable to lend a hand. :)

ghostwriter05
23-02-2006, 02:12 PM
Hey damion good to hear from you buddy. Great to read on your blog that you are getting married! Nice one!

Yeah I started getting active on this forum. I always watched but I was always "too busy" but saw that everyone was making nice new friends and had an 'online home' when they are working in the day so I thought I would get involved!

Play!!
23-02-2006, 02:14 PM
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution. - Niccolo Machiavelli

That's how I protect my ideas.

ghostwriter05
23-02-2006, 02:18 PM
Ha ha! Good plan batman!

damion
23-02-2006, 02:31 PM
holly bat phone batman! lol :)