Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 06:37:26 PDT
In a message dated 6/14/2000 1:30:20 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>Then again, there's the rather enviable position in
>which large numbers of other people's ideas belong
>to you, too.
IDEAS are not intellectual property. "You can't copyright an idea" goes one
of the oldest rules of thumb around. The expression of an idea can be
protected. Alexander Pope's definition of wit, in his Essay on Criticism
True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd,
What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.
is a perfect definition of the distinction
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