Re: Can an Idea be Stolen?
if the book was a line by line copy of the original then no it's not ok to copy without permission. But, if you come out with something similar like west side story and romeo and Juliet then you really shouldn't be punished for similar thinking. If you write a program say a media player there is nothing really unique about another music player. And since they perform the same function the underlying code is bound to be similar. Imagine a world where quicktime tried to sue vlc.
Originally Posted by KiwiNZ
Last edited by mamamia88; December 3rd, 2012 at 07:13 PM.
Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.