What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Idea?

Last Update: September 01, 2018

What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Idea?

It never fails you have a good idea that attracts a lot of attention. You work hours, weeks, months researching your idea and someone comes along an steal your idea that you been working on for quite someone. Yes, it does happen and downright sucks. Of course, people could tell you to cowboy up and let it go..just forget about it... What do you do when people are getting paid off of your hard work?

How would you react?

Have you been a victim of theft lately? How did you react? What did you do?

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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Anthony

There really is nothing new in this world.

Most things have already been done, it is just a question of when!

The best thing to do is to act on what you are working on before someone else does!

There was an individual I worked with who thought anything he thought of was his idea.

I remember an instance when I had thought about something which was in regards to training that it would be nice to send our operators to the facility that made our equipment.

This idea of mine also had been thought of by other operators before me, who had retired.

I submitted the idea on a written card, I and some other operators were granted to go to this facility.

The person I mentioned above, who thought all ideas were his was mad. He went into the boss and complained that this was his idea, even though it really was not. The reply back to him from the boss was this, if it was your idea, then why did you not submit it!

In another word, if this idea is very important than act upon it before it becomes lost!

Have a great weekend!

Tim
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks Tim for sharing your thoughts
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Anthony

Don't wait, act!

Don't put off today, what you think you will do tomorrow, for then it may be too late!

Have a great Labour Day weekend my friend!

Tim
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks Tim for commenting
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Kickbacked Premium
Hope this helps you in the future!

Tim
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Fleeky Premium
At least it is a sign of a good idea...
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AnthonyMLM Premium
That's true Fleeky, thank for commenting
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slorenzen Premium
From a legal standpoint, you can’t do much if they’ve reworded it. Ideas are not Copyright protected, only words.

If they use your exact words, then you have some options. First thing to do is serve a DMCA takedown notice to the offending blog, their host, and possibly email platform if applicable.

Copyright infringement, words not ideas, is a big deal! I learned this the hard way - my business partner unbeknownst to me stole the exact email sequence for webinars from our main competitor, not once, twice! We’re now in the midst of a lawsuit and I’ve left that partner and everything I honestly slaved over to build, to start over myself.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Wow, thanks for sharing your thoughts Slorenzen
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wwkit626 Premium
I guess there is nothing much I can do about it. yes it sucks.
even on youtube, people copying each other.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks wwkit for commenting
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Vickic3 Premium
I move on and come up with another great idea and keep moving forward
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Vickic
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