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Re: Re; Kohl

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George Martin Rex (grex)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 23:33:31 -0600

On 20-Apr-99, MaryAnn Kohl wrote:
>Marc, Others:
> 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, 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,
>>trusting eye.
>>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)

Remember the old saw about assume-ing, it makes an ass out of u and me.
Some of you guys owe the lady a very big appology.


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