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    Copywrite (2000)

    Does anyone have information on copywritting a DB. Can it be done, and if so do you have to do anything to protect your work?

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    Re: Copywrite (2000)

    I suspect you could copyright the design of a database (in fact in the current scheme at the patent office, you could probably get it patented as well), but the data would likely be another issue. Bottom line here is that you need the advise of a lawyer, barrister, or legal counsel who specialized in intellectual property rights in what ever country you wish to apply, as the laws and regulations differ from country to country.
    Wendell

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    Re: Copywrite (2000)

    Actually, I doubt that you could copyright/patent an entire database application, Wendell, although you might be able to do something about the "look and feel" aspect of it. You can, of course, insert copyright notices into all your code modules, but there are a limited number of ways to do anything in VBA/Access and so the likelihood of creating truly unique code is extremely unlikely ... as is the possibility of proving that you created it first.
    Charlotte

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