Re: Intellectual Copyright

Bruce McPherson (brucemc@xtra.co.nz)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 19:07:58 +0200 (MET DST)

Curious Researcher wrote:
>
> As a programmer, if I write a program for a company, I still retain
> copyright to the code (unless a prior arrangment assigns the copyright
> to the customer).
>
> How does this apply to knowledge? If I develop a knowledge base - who
> owns it?

You still own it under copyright. If it's really good, get it patented.
> If I own it, what rights do the originators of the knowledge have over
> the knowledge?

The people who put information in have the right to access it.
This does not mean they own you program, it means they can use it.
> Deep eh?
>
> Curious

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