3 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2013 3:13 PM by JimMac

    can I copyright a database?



      can I copyright a database?


      Is it possible to copyright a database I've created even though it's built with FMP?

        • 1. Re: can I copyright a database?

               Hi Denno

               I am also interested in finding out about protecting a database solution. Did you find out any useful information?






          • 2. Re: can I copyright a database?

                 I'm not a lawyer, you would need to contact a lawyer to be certain.   As a developer of software and according to research I've done.  Software can be copyrighted.  Most programming languages are created with other languages such as c.  Databases would fall in this same category.   Filemaker has a license agreement and you would have a agreement for your databases / app which would protect your work.    

            • 3. Re: can I copyright a database?

                   By the way, you can copyright anything without a lawyer by simply displaying this message in a splash screen....

              All Rights Reserved!

                   Here is the problem. Inforcement!  It is kinda like the FBI warning on all video you buy.  Almost laughable.surprise

                   I protect my designs with a message also, about a charge of $5000 per offense.  Scares honest people only.crying