No wonder you are gun-shy about all this. Good for you for speaking
out publicly. I know from music that people don't understand about
propriatory rights. My entire methodology of learning texts of foreign
choral music was copied by a man at the University of Colorado with
no permission, acknowledgment, or licensing from me.
I can suggest a patent attorney to you in Austin; I'm not sure she handles copyrights. I didn't want to pursue my methodology, which, by the way, I had used with my Womens' Concert Choir at the University of Texas, Austin. I just wanted the methodology out into academia; there's a world's worth of music to cover! BUT, I certainly could have used the recognition and acknowledgment to further the cause of same in my academic field and the non-profit organization I founded to bring intercultural music to the forefront of music in education. Almost ten years went into developing and implementing the method; writing articles, appearing at conferences, and trying to get grants, hiring translators, etc. I've been there.
Best Regards, Gail
Jean Grigsby wrote:
Karen,I do hope my unpublished book is not included in your works. I have had numerous persons contact me about material being sent out under two names who have purchased my books. Yours was one of the names. The material was verbatum - even the errors. The other person was named English. I recall her purchasing my book but do not have her address to ask her to remove my copyrighted book from the LDS internet in their libraries. The people who sent me the information were stunned to find my material being flagrantly passed off as the work of others.Jean