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users can download the tracks they want and create their own personalized music CD. Copyright protection related to the Internet will continue to be a concern and a gray area until precedents and regulations are made clear. Although these issues seem complicated, the registering
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F0092 Legal Issues in Setting Up the Organization *Property of STI Page 13 of 20 Trade Secrets Page 10 of 14 Technopreneurship Legal Issues in Setting Up the Organization * Property of STI Page 10 of 14 Trade Secrets 1. Train employees to refer sensitive questions to one person. 2. Provide escorts for all office visitors. 3. Avoid discussing business in public places. 4. Keep important travel plans secret. 5. Control information that might be presented by employees at conferences or published in journals. 6. Use simple security such as locked file cabinets, passwords on computers, and shredders where necessary. 7. Have employees and consultants sign nondisclosure agreements. 8. Debrief departing employees on any confidential information. 9. Avoid faxing any sensitive information. 10.Mark documents confidential when needed. procedure for copyright protection is fairly simple. Copyrights are registered with the Library of Congress and will not usually require an attorney. All that is necessary is that the form, which can be downloaded from the IPO website, two copies of the work, and the appropriate fee be sent to the Register of Copyrights. The term of copyright is the life of the author plus 50 years. If the author is an institution, the term of the copyright is 75 years from publication. Besides computer software, copyrights are desirable for such things as books, scripts, articles, poems, songs, sculptures, models, maps, blueprints, collages, printed material on board games, data, and music. In some instances, several forms of protection may be available. For example, the name of a board game may be protected by trademark, the game it self protected by a utility patent, the printed matter or the board protected by a copyright, and the playing pieces covered by a design patent. [See Copyrights, Page 9 of 14] Trade Secrets In certain instances, the entrepreneur may prefer to maintain an idea or process as confidential and to sell or license it as a trade secret . The trade secret will have a life as long as the idea or process remains a secret. A trade secret is not covered by any law but is recognized under a governing body of common laws. Employees involved in working with an idea or process may be asked to first sign a confidential information agreement that will protect against their giving out the trade secret either while an employee or after leaving the organization. The entrepreneur should hire an attorney to help draw up any such agreement. The holder of the trade secret has the right to sue any signee who breaches such an agreement.
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