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Old 06-02-2001, 10:31 AM
Ideasmiths Ideasmiths is offline
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Design question


Just a quick question,

let's say I have a great idea but I do not have sufficient expertise to design the web solution. The website would be designed by a company/freelance and involves using html/javascript/php/mysql etc

What is there to prevent the same company/freelance from starting a seperate website doing the EXACT same thing and getting me to pay him to do the programming in the first place?


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Old 06-02-2001, 11:04 AM
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You and the freelancer should sign a non-compete agreement and a non disclosure agreement. This should limit to what the freelancer can do after he/she develops your site.

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Old 06-02-2001, 03:28 PM
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This should do it. You could sue/just scare off the freelancer from repeating the work.

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Old 06-03-2001, 03:40 PM
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If someone even tries to scam you like that, and you tell everyone by posting here or other places...that guy will never get any other projects. Also, if you copyright or patent your ideas, you shouldnt have any problems.

Jim

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Old 06-03-2001, 03:45 PM
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Not necessarily- it's like *****... People on this board may never refer anyone to them or use them again, but they are still in business, and still getting new signups. While posting a negative review on this board certainly wouldn't help, I am guessing that many of the designer's local businesses _don't_ read this board, and hence wouldn't know about it.

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Old 06-03-2001, 04:04 PM
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But you also have to consider that ***** is backed by millions of dollars in Venture Capital. Now, they have the budget to put huge ads all over the net, in magzines, and so on. Your right about the local web design company which may not visit this page. I think you should patent your ideas or just have them sign something.

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Old 06-04-2001, 05:10 AM
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Cases in point

Lets see two cases here,

***** and Tacidhost. What can be done?
Those are visible cases.

But software is more invisible, espeically the backend database programming. Let's say I spend money on a good idea that involves template-database-ecommerce-affiliate-adbanners etc. What is to prevent the company/freelancer from sticking another frontend to it and resell the idea to someone else.

Another person may be running the alternate and it will be VERY difficult to prove the duplication unless you can get access to the other person script listings.

Am I being paranoid?

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Old 06-04-2001, 07:06 AM
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You and the freelancer should sign a non-compete agreement and a non disclosure agreement. This should limit to what the freelancer can do after he/she develops your site.
this could help maybe a non disclosure then a 1 year no compete ??

do not do th scare tactic as someone else said though
my brother is a big attorney wrong thing he says walk up behind em never let em know you are coming and smack em

if you scare somebody they can get you back and you will win
never gointo a fight you know you can not win

hope you would never sign up with a guy who would make you fight
just like bad hosts bad designers are allover to (more ethcially I mena than anything)

but get a patent lawyer to write it up not yourslef
they can write it up in a way that locks a lot of stuff the way the words are written but it also has to be a patentable thing first off

best of luck

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Old 06-04-2001, 10:44 AM
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Wow

Honu

I love your site!

http://www.happyfish.com

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Old 06-04-2001, 04:09 PM
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Re: Wow

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Honu

I love your site!

http://www.happyfish.com

Mahalos
funny its design is 3 years old now almost 4
we wanted a super clean timeless aproach that would go back to any browser (3 and above)
so far we are happy (pun intended)

Just updating the menus last night should have up in a few days and a small redesign layout a few weeks but nothgin to much of what we have trying to stick to the idea good design is ageless
again Mahalo on hte kudos

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