Roger Brown's comments on www.ideawicket.com
appear to be without any merit. The scams and cons section is meant to provide a forum to narrate one's experience. Roger Brown does not claim to have any experience of www.ideawicket.com
and yet states that an inventor would give them the first option to steal the idea!!. It is in total bad taste and amounts to a misuse of the liberty given by American Inventor Spot. No website claims ownership over the ideas posted â€“ they need rights to post these ideas on their websites, inform others, advertise and offer links to show that the ideas are available.
Thanks to these websites, today we at least have a platform and opportunity where one can showcase one's inventions and ideas to potential users. Roger Brown seems to have forgotten how desperate he must have been when he wanted to sell his first idea (and continues to be so, as can be seen when you visit his website).
Just because you showcase or advertise your idea or the website that allows you to do so is in India does not mean that the idea would be stolen. How can Roger Brown assume this? I am from India and take strong objections to such offensive remarks by Roger Brown just because an Indian website is offering the service.
Even Roger Brown's website showcases his so called inventions. They are as much open to 'stealing' as ideas posted on any other website. Does it mean that he is offering his ideas to be stolen? Roger Brown should shut down his website, sit back home and pray that some day somebody would come knocking at his door looking for his inventions!!
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Let me state â€“ these websites do a yeoman service by offering a platform to inventors to post their ideas so that the whole world knows that such ideas exist and are available.