Re: More on democracy and transparency

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 15:25:20 CDT

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From: "David Mertz" <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 1:11 PM
Subject: More on democracy and transparency

> "Alan Dechert" <adechert@earthlink.net> wrote:
> |To my way of thinking, EVM, UCVS, and OVC are my invention. This all
> |amounts to an idea of a voting system that is Intellectual Property
> |belonging to Alan Dechert.
>
> What is the nature of your intellectual property claim? Copyrights
> cannot cover concepts, but only their implementation, so that is ruled
> out.
>
I'm no expert in this regard. I suppose my IP claim may not have a legal
basis. I'm not concerned about that. Let's put it this way: it's my idea.
All the experts in this field know that.

> Do you own (or have applied for) a patent on this process? If so, I
> believe you should disclose that before development of the demo
> proceeds. Do you have trademarks or service marks related to this?
>
Nothing at all in this regard.

Alan

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