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Ideas - I have an idea for a novel. How can I make sure no one else uses it?

Copyright doesn’t protect ideas − it protects the expression of ideas, once they are reduced to material form, such as in writing. If you have an idea for a story (or any other type of creative work), the best way to ensure no one else uses it is to keep the idea to yourself. If you want to divulge your idea to any other person, you should get advice about the law of confidential information.

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