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A book in the seeming never ending "<Topic> for Dummies" series intended for those (in management, of course) who are too stupid to actually understand the copy of "<Topic> for Dummies" they have been given as briefing material, but need an explanation pitched at a somewhat lower level of intellectual
capability (below earthworms, but above Geography teachers).
Thus, if they can tear themselves away from the golf course and the health club for a full minute, and apply their so-called "brain" to real technical issues by reading the "Dummies books for Dummies" book, they will take one hesitant, shuffling step towards an understanding of what their job actually means.
Copyright for Dummies
[piluso, Oct 28 2013]
||<sniffs the air> Anyone else notice the faint yet distinct aroma of a rant around this *idea*? </sta>
||Believe it or not, there is a copyright about books "for Dummies", see link.
||Believe it or else, I actually own a copy of "Patents,
Copyrights & Trademarks For Dummies".
||I have a rather interesting aggragetion of ' ... for Dummies'
myself. I only remember buying one of them, yet there are
half a dozen or so on different shelves or well down in
haphazard stacks in the corners. It almost seems as if
they're looking at me...like a pack of hyenas cautiously
closing in on a wounded hippopotamus...
||Where the hell did they all come fro
||And [piluso], despite what the title of that page
says, it is not a copyright issue. A trademark is an
entirely different form of protection, specifically
the use of a given symbol (name, logo, phrase) to
market items in a particular field.
||Let me put it this way. If you trademarked Piluso's
hot dogs, the trademark would not prevent some
other Piluso from opening Piluso's Books, but
probably would prevent Piluso's Burgers, since it
would be to easy for a person to think they were
buying from you instead, since it's a related
||IDGB, which owns the trademark, has a legitimate
interest in being certain that people know what
they are getting when they purchase a "for
dummies" book, and a legitimate interest in
making sure that other people don't piggyback on
their reputation and marketing dollars.
||(Sorry, but all the anti-IP rants out there make it a
hot-button issue for me. The US IP system is a
little broken, but it still largely serves it's purpose)