Re: First of Many: Inter
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 22 Jun 1994 07:19:32 EDT
===>> your idea itself is a knockoff of the "Fidonet patch".
First of all, there's no such thing as the "Fidonet patch", second of all
the "Scouter Echo Computer Patch" was issued by Dave Tracewell in 1991
(I worked on the original design, and still have at least 5), and the 1992
edition was issued by Byron Hynes (of which I still haven't seen my set of
10... hint, hint).
They were both designed by the Scouts and Scouters who were members of the
SCOUTER echo conference carried on MANY BBS networks, of which Fidonet is
only one, and not the most far-reaching one at that.
===>> Who/what/where did you obtain permission to "be" the holder of the
internet? As well, it may be difficult to trademark items (such as the word
Scout, the world Logo) that are already "copyrighted".
The work "scout" is not copyrighted worldwide, nor in the USA... you cannot
copyright a "word". You CAN trademark a unique word or phrase, or usage of
same however. The generic flourdelis (sp?) symbol used by Scouting and
Guiding in many countries is NOT copyrighted, and there are actuallt three
common designs for it.
Mike can copyright ANY original design or other creation as a whole, and is
encouraged to do so, even though it will probably only afford him protection
in the USA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City