Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Expression = Protection.

At Cocktails & Copyright with Simon Lamb at TWJ we heard from writers concerned about protecting their brilliant ideas.  Well, Simon says (Simon says get your pens), just having that great idea offers you no protection under copyright law.  The protection comes in the expression of the idea, not in the idea itself.  Let's reiterate: you own the expression of your idea, but you don't own the idea.  So write it down!  Be original, be unique, but most important, get writing.  Simon says.
Thanks to our members who brought their questions and thanks to Simon for his time!

*Copyrights protect the original expression of an idea fixed in a tangible medium of expression.*

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