It gets worse. Not only do auditioners actually sign away secrecy rights for the show at square one (protected or not), they are also notified by the same written agreement that the show maintains contact with other affiliates specifically to market new products. The auditioners are given no proof whatsoever that their disclosures have even been seen, nevermind witnessed, by the show (with the exception of the ap cover sheet, which just says they were there). And, they are given no guarantee, that I'm aware of, that the show won't further disclose their ideas. In fact, it's just the opposite.
Yeah, my advice to anyone who took their unprotected work to an AI audition would be to do something else to protect themselves, promptly.Road Show:
Good point. Even if the actual number was 97%, it doesn't mean that all those unlicensed ideas don't define the commercial landscape. And let's not forget the fact that probably 97% of everything you see on the market today has either been patented, or has acquired patent pending status. You just can't get that with an NDA. A patent is nothing to be afraid of. With more and more practitioners siding with the inventor, it is becoming a realistic and affordable early option. That goes without saying that it becomes more-or-less mandatory at some point anyway. Why not just take control of the situation? For more info, check out my response to this article... http://inventorspot.com/truth_invention_processRobbissimo:
Remember. A promise is a promise. It's okay. I doubt that anyone here actually believed you were a SuperHero.
We just wanna hear your story.