If you know all the rules, then you know it should cost less than $50
The "lack" of protection is a myth in many cases as seen in the FAQ:
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
By Brad Templeton
1) "If it doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not
This was true in the past, but today almost all major
nations follow the Berne copyright convention. For example,
in the USA, almost everything created privately after April 1,
1989 is copyrighted and protected whether it has a notice or not.
The default you should assume for other people's works is that
they are copyrighted and may not be copied unless you *know*
otherwise. There are some old works that lost protection
without notice, but frankly you should not risk it unless
you know for sure.
It is true that a notice strengthens the protection, by
warning people, and by allowing one to get more and
different damages, but it is not necessary. If it looks
copyrighted, you should assume it is. This applies to pictures,
too. You may not scan pictures from magazines and post them
to the net, and if you come upon something unknown,
you shouldn't post that either.
The correct form for a notice is:
"Copyright <dates> by <author/owner>"
You can use C in a circle instead of "Copyright" but "(C)"
has never been given legal force. The phrase "All Rights
Reserved" used to be required in some nations but is now
Read the rest of this at the FAQ archives. One location is:
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I
I took the one less travelled by
and that has made all the difference."
We have some complex queries which our customers will run accross their SQL
Server databases. Is there any way we can protect the logic in our queries
from people capturing them using sql profiler??
1. using multi-protocol encryption in the net library encrypts the
transmission but it is decrypted by the sql profiler, so thats useless for
2. when creating encrypted stored procedures the procedures is initially
sent in plain text.
comments? seems this is impossible with microsoft sql server. unless
anyone has any ideas I guess all we can do is put "please don't prirate our
ideas" in the text..