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previous: tboy Good one Jack! Where'dja find it? -- 11/6/1999 8:16 PM View Thread

Re: Trade Secrets & the Internet

11/7/1999 2:06 AM
Re: Trade Secrets & the Internet
"Now I'm wondering just exactly what is meant by "misappropriation." I would take it to mean something on the order of breaking the famous Dumble secrecy agreement, or obtaining secret information by some illegal means"
It was also recently ruled that "dumpster diving" was misappropriation, even if the trade secret material was discarded without being shredded, since access to the dumpster involved criminal trespass.  
There must be a secret before there can be a trade secret agreement. From what I've read, just changing component values or making minor alterations to well-known circuits would not qualify for protection.  

Steve A. Jack:  &n... -- 11/7/1999 6:38 AM