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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]MaryAnn Kohl
Tue, 20 Apr 99 12:53:47 -0700
I've been writing since 1985 and have never used anyone else's ideas
that I know of. Now and then I find something that is too too wonderful
and ask that person's permission to use their idea. I don't have to,
according to the copyright law, but I have great integrity and would
never take an idea willingly. If the person does happen to agree, then
fine, and in these rare cases, I also give them payment in cash or in
free copies, usally books. I can't even count the number of times I have
had to do this ..... three or four maybe. I simply don't take other
people's ideas. I had this idea to share ideas back to the loop on "Big
and Messy', and I don't think I saw but maybe two or three that would
work for what I am doing. Again, I would never take ideas without
permission. You can count on that. Just thought I would let you know
where I stand. This is so weird because I am extremely honest and am
known for having integrity and ethics.
Whoever started this flame that I steal ideas without discussing it
with me has made a grave error. I will continue to write the books I do,
with or without help from others. And i will continue to share without
>according to Borders.com, this will be her tenth book since 1997. Not sure
>how long this newsgroup has been around but . . .
>I wondered about this kind of thing when I first subscribed to this
>newsgroup, whether I should submit anything that did not have at least a
>"poor-person's" copyright. (you do this by sending the material you wish to
>protect to yourself by registered mail and then filing it--WITHOUT OPENING
>IT). However, like so many of us silly artist types, I turned a blind,
>Unfortunately, it makes me less apt to contribute or even consider
>unsubscribing to the list altogether. Getty had a good thing going here.
>It's too bad. Online trust is a difficult thing to restore.
>I guess I can look at it this way. She just blew it with the very people
>is attempting to sell books to.
MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)
Reply: George Martin Rex: "Re: Re; Kohl"