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Tel: 314-432-1291
Contact: Robert Scheinkman, CC&BW
E-mail: President@inventorsconnection.org
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Service Name: Copyrights
Get on the IASL Team to Reach Your Goal IASL -- --> Copyrights © -- Programs that grant official property rights to authors or originators of certain literary or artistic productions which give them exclusive rights for a limited period of time to duplication and sale of copyrighted materials. The IASL will aid you with your research and development.


When an author creates an original work in a tangible medium of expression they generally have a copyright in their work that prevents others from using it without the author’s permission. The notable exception to this rule is the Fair Use Doctrine, where certain types of uses of copyrighted material do not create liability.

The following examples are generally considered Fair Use:

Criticism and Comment,
News Reporting,
Research and Scholarship,
Teaching, and

The line between what is Fair Use and what is infringement will often be uncertain, and while judges must decide each copyright infringement case on its own merits, copyright law is very closely tied to public policy.

August 19, 2009 by Ed Nunes
Filed under: Copyright Articles


Copyright and the Public Domain - July 2013
"The first book of its kind, Copyright and the Public Domain brings much-needed clarity to the question of what is protected
by copyright and what is not. In plain language, it explains how and why works of authorship enter the public domain."


-- --> The IASL TOPIC INDEX -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The What's What & Who's Who

-- "Copyright Law and Your Creative Muse | IPWatchdog.com" --

-- "The Copyright Office will be using an online form for all copyright registration applications! (and it will be cheaper to file online, $35, too)" -

-- "Online Conversion - Convert just about anything to anything else" --

-- "Convert your thoughts into writing." --"Remember, the biggest block to your writing freely is trying to rethink, revise and rewrite at the same time as you are creating. But, this is how you’ve been taught to write, and it has become the natural way you write. Bust that habit by speaking your ideas."

-- "Estimating Response to Business-to-Business Direct Mail" --

-- "Advertising, Copywriting and Marketing Books by Bob Bly" -- the man McGraw-Hill calls 'America's top copywriter.'

-- "Strategic Business Network" --

-- "A Google search of a distinctly retro kind - International Herald Tribune" -- "For centuries, legal notices have been a reliable source of income for newspapers and, more recently, trade publications and television."

--"How many people thought of the Post-it® note before it was invented but just didn't have anything to jot it down on?" -- "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this." -- Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives or 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.

-- "'Video Memo' Digitally Updates 3M's Classic Paper Post-It Notes" --

-- "Five ways to improve your site's rank in Google" --

-- "Worlds largest collection of direct mail samples" --

-- "Free Speech Same as Free Content?"

-- "FBI Petitions for Broad Wiretapping Rights"

-- "Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research." -- Wilson Mizner

. -- "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you." -- Anonymous

--> > AUDIO BOOKS -- <

-- "Komando Downloads: Protect your writing from plagiarism" --

-- "AVG - Buy Antivirus Software" --

-- "You Make the Call: The FTC's New Telemarketing Sales Rule" --

-- "Rise in lawsuits against bloggers" --

-- "Spyware Doctor - Best Spyware Removal. Free Trial Download." --

-- "Clean out your Web browser's records - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- "Creative Thinking - Michael Michalko's Home page"

-- "In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop - New York Times" --

-- "The A.P. Asserts Tough (and Still Secret) View of Copyright on Blogs" --

-- "Brothers sentenced for software piracy" --

-- "Pooches to sniff out DVD piracy in Malaysia"

-- "10 Tips: Beat 'Gotcha Capitalism' - 10 Tips - MSNBC.com" --

-- "To err is human, to forgive divine." -- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

-- "Economists Say Copyright and Patent Laws Are Killing Innovation; Hurting Economy" -- "Evidence shows very strongly there are lots of ways to make money without patents and copyright."

-- "Protect your writing from plagiarism" --

-- "Sure," I said, "we're a product development company and have come up with something that I know he'll be very interested in seeing." - Harvey Reese



I am the Marketing Manager for SAS Group, Inc in Tarrytown NY. We are always looking to market new and exciting products.

SAS Group, Inc is an established leader in the development and marketing of products for the direct response industry as
well as creating and successfully executing programs into retail distribution, mail order catalogs, credit card syndication
and print advertising. As a fully integrated company, SAS is able to develop strategies that accelerate a products overall
potential by building brand name, image and consumer awareness. Many of our products are supported by multi- million
dollar direct response campaigns. SAS has been in business for over 25 years.

Our current customer base in consists of drug chains such as Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS. Our mass merchants include
Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target.

We participate yearly in the International Home and Housewares Show.

Please send products for review to the below address or send us a jpeg. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lynn Balgley
Marketing Manager
SAS Group, Inc
220 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591


-- New U.S. One-Hundred Dollar Bill - October, 2013 --


-- "My Corporation Promotion | In Sync Productions"
-- Tell us your business idea and we will professionally design, produce and optimize a video that can be uploaded to YouTube, FaceBook and be used for Social Media to advertise your business.


-– Our Name in History Series Chronicles the History of America’s Most Popular Surnames -–
-- "BookSurge and Ancestry.com Offer Hundreds of Thousands of Customized Surname History Books on Amazon.com"

-- "Media Finder" --

-- "Catalog Search" --

-- "USPTO Releases Report on Technology to Protect Digitized Copyrighted Works"

-- "Keeping your copyright, online - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- "Wired News: Judge: StreamCast Induces Piracy" --

-- "iMusicSearch.com" FREE MUSIC --

-- "Surf the Web for music - Komando.com, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- "Amazon.com: Free - Songs: MP3 Downloads"

-- Music --

-- "Komando.com, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show?, Komando Downloads One million free e-books, and then some" --

-- "Credit card firms cut off AllofMP3.com" --

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A man receives a call from his Credit Card Company, “Sir, we have detected an unusual pattern of spending on your card,
and we are calling to see if everything is alright.”

“Yes,” replied the man. “My card was stolen over a month ago.”

“Why didn’t you report your card as stolen?” asked tthe card company representative.

The man replied, “Well, whoever stole my card is spending a lot less than my wife!”

-- Money Saving Tip --
-- If you find yourself making a late payment on a certain bill or two
each month because of your pay schedule, ask to have the due date(s)
adjusted to coincide with your paycheck. You'll save on late fees.


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-- "Judge: 'Dancing baby' lawsuit can proceed - Internet - MSNBC.com" --

-- "You, too, could be sued for thousands of dollars by the major record companies — even if you've never once illegally downloaded music." --

-- "RealNetworks to Introduce a DVD Copier" --
-- "BBC NEWS | Technology | DVD copying software gets pulled" --

-- "Japanese police arrest computer virus maker" - "But the only illegality is copyright," he said. "Something is wrong." The maximum punishment for copyright infringement is up to 10 years in prison and $93,000 in fines.

-- "House Passes Two Bills to Combat Computer Spyware"

-- "Colombian man pleads guilty to computer fraud" --

-- "Missouri's No Call List" --

Register for the No Call List There are currently over 1.8 million Missouri phone lines registered on the No Call list.

The No Call law allows Missourians to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls made to their homes by signing up for the No Call list, which is managed by the Attorney General's Office. There is no cost to get on the list.


-- Subject: Understanding Debtor-Creditor Relationship | BizFilings Toolkit --
-- Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:00 AM


(February 22, 2013)


My name is Sasha. I saw http://www.inventorsconnection.org/Topics/42646.1010.html and noticed a lot of great resources,
some specifically about business financing.

I am in the industry and receive a ton of questions, comments and concerns about business factoring. Because of this I
decided to set up a new (non-promotional) organization to educate business professionals about what exactly
factoring is, when is it used, and how it can be beneficial.

Here is the page: http://www.factoring.net

If you have the ability, and are willing, please add us to the above mentioned page under BusinessFinance.com. Let me
know your thoughts and feel free to give me a call with any questions you have. -- Sasha Boyd
Outreach Director

“The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


-- -- 10 Tips on How to Develop Your Brand -- --



-- How to Create Small Business Advertising --
Stop wasting money on bad advertising! You can double -- or even triple -- the response of your print advertising by learning to create good ads.


-- "square.com" -- "SQUARE CARD READER" --

"Here at SquareCardReader.com (square-shaped card reader), our goal is to help you find the proper solution for your mobile credit card processing needs. Our award winning customer support representatives will guide you the entire process of getting your business mobile. Your business never sleeps – questions could come up day or night. Our customer support team is available around the clock, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, to help you when you need it. We can approve you same-day and have high approval rates, despite previous credit history.* We will work with you to get you and your business up and running with a square card reader."


--> > "Build Business Credit The Fastest Possible Way"

-- Do You Know What Your Credit Report Says?

-- "Bad credit sidelines some jobless workers - Eye on the Economy" --

-- Missouri passed a law that you can get a FREE copy of your credit report from each of the three National Credit Bureaus. The Number to call is 1-877-322-8228. It's important that you know what your report says so you can make any needed corrections.

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A wholesale dealer who had a lot of trouble in getting a certain retailer to pay his bills finally lost patience and wrote the merchant a threatening letter.

He received the following reply: "Dear Sir: What do you mean by writing me a letter like that? Every month I place all my bills in a hat and then figure out how much money I have to pay on my accounts. Then I have my bookkeeper draw as many bills out of the hat as I have money to pay. If you don't like my way of doing business, I won't even put your bills in the hat."
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-- "Managing crushing credit card debt - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --

-- "Don't put these 6 expenses on your credit card" --------------------------------------------------> >

-- Be sure to pay off your high-priced Credit Card debt first, or as soon as sensibly possible. The average American is currently burdened with $9,000.00 worth of outstanding credit card debt. If he were to pay this balance off at the minimum rate of 2% outstanding each month, it would take 47-years to pay it off and he would have paid a huge whopping $24,000 in additional Finance Charges. That's $33,000 to pay off $9,000!!

-- "Money can't buy happiness but it keeps the kids in touch!" --

-- "What's The Cost? - Become debt free at WhatsTheCost.com" --

-- "Consumers face challenges in handling debt"

-- "How Credit Card Companies Play "Gotcha" --

-- If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments!! --

-- "Avoid getting skimmed by ATM scammers" --

-- Creditors will find you - "VendorSeek | Get Free Quotes for Background Screening Services"

-- "Creditors use loophole to seize protected benefits"

-- "Why banks want to wean you off debit cards - ConsumerMan"


How consumers were deceived. Consumerinfo.com and freecreditreport.com advertised "free credit reports," but failed to inform consumers that they were automatically signing up for credit report monitoring services and would be charged $79.95 if they did not cancel within 30 days. The FTC also charged that the web site freecreditreport.com failed to inform consumers that it was not associated with the official annual free credit report program established by recent amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

- "Information on Lifelock Settlement" --

-- "ConsumerMan: End to credit card craziness?" ----------------------------------> >
-- "ConsumerMan: Credit card law coming soon"

-- "Business Owner's Toolkit: New Credit Card Reforms Instituted by Federal Regulators" --

-- "Business Owner's Toolkit: Federal Laws for Credit Checks" --

-- "Weak security enables credit card hacks" --

-- "Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes. -— Oscar Wilde.

-- "Countrywide whistleblower reports 'liar loans' - Nightly News with Brian Williams - MSNBC.com" --

-- "FBI warns of rise in phone-based 'vishing' attacks" --

-- "BW Online | March 24, 2004 | The Entrepreneur's Financial-Fitness Checklist" --

-- "The Brewing Credit-Card Storm" -- Regulators plan to limit rate hikes and curtail fees. But do reforms go far enough?
-- "Never Be Late, Ever - General Credit Issues - FICO Forums" --

-- Creative writing talent can be attained by going to: --> "St. Louis Writers Guild" and to: >> "St. Louis Publishers Association"

-- "Publish your own book for fun and profit - USATODAY.com" --
-- "Step by step copywriting course" --
-- "VinylMaster Software for Signmakers and Signmaking with Vinyl Cutters, Plotters and Large Format Printers" --
P.S. We are the only publication in town dedicated to St. Louis' business owners. One-third of our readers make over a million in annual revenue...something that only 5% of U.S. companies have achieved.

Ron Ameln
St. Louis Small Business Monthly
314-569-0076, ext. 102


-- "Genealogy in St. Louis" --

-- "History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis" --

-- Thought of the Day:
-- "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline."

-- Starting February 18, 2009, full power TV stations in the U.S. will turn off their old-technology analog signals and broadcast only in a digital format, potentially leaving millions of TVs displaying nothing but snow.

-- Get Price Protection on the Products You Have Already Bought --

-- "You May Have Your Money Back" --
Unclaimed Property: Missouri's Largest Lost and Found --


"I want you to know that this overall IASL website, which contains invaluable inventors' and invention information, was donated freely to you.
Our way of keeping you on the pathway to riches and fame."



-- --> "The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old - just as long as it is good, and grabs the new - just as soon as it is better."
-- Robert P. Vanderpoel


-- "E-readers face tough competition | Technology | Reuters" --
-- "The Associated Press: Random House to digitize thousands of books" --

-- -- "Digital Law" --

-- "ProQuo - Stop Junk Mail and Protect Against Identity Theft for Free" --

~ ~ Thought of the day ~

~ “Time is free, but it’s priceless.
You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”

~ Harvey MacKay

- A few moments of your time, please. -
I want you to know that this overall IASL website, which contains invaluable inventors' and invention information, was donated freely to you. Our way of keeping you on the pathway to riches and fame.

[____][____] Follow the Yellow Brick Road [____]__
[____][____] [____][____] [____][____] [____][____] [____][____][____] [____][____] [____][____] [____]

-- --> Keep your mind open and your mouth shut. THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOUR SECRET "IDEA." --- For the moment, keep your wallet or purse shut. -- Keep reading and we will tell you almost everything: --> The 'why to:' 'the what to:' 'how to:' 'who to:' 'where to:' and 'when to:'

-- Just keep reading. Almost everything you didn't know about inventing will be focused herein for the now and today.

--> You will start out slowly @ -->
"NCIO HOME PAGE: INVENTING 101: FOR BEGINNING INVENTORS" --> --> Caution, don't spend any of your hard earned money yet. Wait until you have read all of the IASL's web-pages and then spend wisely through the knowledge you will have aquired.

-- Some may jest and tell you that "What you get for free is only as good as what you pay for it." You'll find this not true in IASL's case; getting the Best for Less.

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Riches for the Mind -- NMOA Direct Marketing Article

Sales Letters and Testimonials: One Trick to Improve Your Conversion Rate By Todd Bates

The majority of people don't want to be first to try something new. Yes, there are a few brave souls who are pioneers and push the envelope in business and exploration, but they are the minority. When considering a product or service, most people want to know that others have tried it. If people in their own sphere of influence haven't tested it, how do they know it will work? Consumers don't want to waste time, money and energy by blindly trying something just to have it fail.

When sending out sales letters for your product or service, keep in mind that your prospects will have doubt. Your sales letter might be well crafted and assuage some of their fears, but the letter could end up in the trash before the prospect makes it to the call to action. It lands in the trashcan when consumers aren't confident enough about what you are offering.

Most sales letters attempt to control fear by using one, two, or all three of the following elements: a time limiting offer, unbelievable pricing, or a powerful call to action. While these methods should be used, businesses still have additional opportunity to reach prospects. You can remove even more doubt from the prospect's mind and compel them to take action by using the unused space in your sales letter.

What unused space, you may ask?

Most businesses don't print on the reverse side of their letter! Blank space doesn't sell. When you can incorporate copy on the reverse side of your letter you are giving yourself one more opportunity to convert that prospect into a customer. One of the most effective methods of copy to use on the reverse side of your sales letter is that of testimonials.

Testimonials placed on the reverse side of your sales letter provide the following benefits:

• They let the prospect know others have tried your service before
• They provide you with another opportunity to make a call to action
• They demonstrate third party verification
• They allow you to share more of your marketing message (Hint: testimonials should share key parts of your service and how you differ from the competition)

By combining the power of testimonials with your sales letter, your business will get more phone calls each time your letter goes out. For maximum impact, gather testimonials that speak specifically to your core offering (and post these testimonials on your website, too!). The more specific the testimonials are, the more they will help your letter. By trying this one effective trick, you will be able to lessen a prospect's fear and see real improvements with conversion.

About the Author:
Todd Bates is a leading business consultant, speaker, author, and President and Owner of Todd Bates Systems. Bates has dedicated his career to teaching over 25,000 businesses and entrepreneurs how to thrive.

National Mail Order Association | 2807 Polk Street NE | Minneapolis MN 55418 Email: info@nmoa.org | www.nmoa.org | Tel: 612-788-1673

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-- --> The Gold Mines -- "small business loan, venture capital, business loan, government small business loan, government business" --> Number of venture capital funds in the U.S.: 3568. Number of funds in Texas: 161. Number in Massachusetts: 451. In New York: 474. In California: 1166.

-- Ah, but you want to make big money, not spend big money to make it! Sure you do!
-- Go to: --> "MONEY & INVENTING"

-- "The 5-Point Plan to Check Out Potential Investors" --

--> Go to: --> "National Mail Order Association" --> -- "DonDebelak.com - Catalog Marketing Program" And to: "What Do Sales Letters Need Today?" -- "Sure You Can Write Great Sales Letters"

-- "Step by step copywriting course" --

-- "The Hidden Cost in Plain Sight Printing: --

 -- "National Directory of Mail Order Catalogs" --

-- "Apply to accept Credit Cards and online Checks through these Processors" --

-- "Sell at online auctions - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show" --
-- "You’ll probably need a TID (Taxpayer ID number) to get in. In fact, most places that sell wholesale require a TID. Be wary of places that claim wholesale prices but don’t request a TID. They could really be middlemen."



-- Don't have money to buy an expensive power tool you need just for a day?
Or a nice camera for your vacation? Rent it from a neighbor. "Peer-to-peer"
websites connect owners and renters. Rentalic.com, Snapgoods.com and
US.Zilok.com are among the largest, serving as listing, reservation and
payment portals. The sites provide a contract, which usually includes a
security deposit to ensure that items are returned un damaged. Listing
items is generally free; the renter may pay the site up to 10 percent of the
rental fee. Other sites focus on free-of-charge borrowing. ShareSomeSugar.
com lists a full range of household items; Booklending.com and Lendingebook.
com specialize in e-books.

To: President@inventorsconnection.org
From: John Schulte
Subject: Re: NMOA News for Robert Scheinkman
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 7:06 PM

Hello Robert,

We have created a report about selling products to catalogs that you can give to your members if you want. There is no cost or obligation of any kind for registering.

Get guide at no cost when registering on website here: http://www.nmoamembers.org/network/

Best regards,
John Schulte
President and Chairman
National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
Email: schulte@nmoa.org
Tel: 612-788-1673

Direct Marketing Events at:

National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
2807 Polk Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418-2954
United States of America


Get Your Product On Shelves, In The Media & Selling Strong


-- "Your Personal Economic Stimulus Package: 6 Tips to Kick Start Your Revenue Growth" --


-- "The Business of Growing The Top Nine Challenges of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business and How to Tackle Them" --


-- "Open Me Now, Direct Mail Envelopes That Work and Those That Don't

-- "How to Profit from a Top Market Strategy" -- "So you can predict the top 20% of your contact lists will generate 80% of your profits."

-- "Copywriting with keywords" --

-- "How to Write Pay Per Click PPC Ads" --

-- "10 Tips to Improve Email Marketing and Grow Your Business" --

-- "Selling a Price Increase Is There a Good Time" --

From: Connie Galli
Subject: FW: looking for Inventors to represent into mail order catalogs, etailers, etc
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 4:11 PM

 Good Morning. I am the owner of TSB Sales Development. My website is www.tsbsales.net. I represent many small inventors and single sku manufacturers into catalogs, etail and retail. I have a booth at the International Housewares Show in Chicago every March. I also have impeccable references and would like to talk to any inventors who have products that are already produced and available. Products can range from electronics, kitchen items, bath, health, etc. To see my line, please visit the website.

We work on a 15% on the wholesale of the product and get paid after you do. I would appeciate it if there is interest that you disseminate this information to your members.

Please give us a call or an email if you are interested. Ask for Connie or Laura.

thanks so much

Connie Galli
PO Box 703, 3 Thompson Road
East Windsor, Ct. 06088
860 292 1988 office
860 930 5618 mobile
267 295 2671 fax

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--> Yippee & Horay: "Free Stuff Department"
--> Free Images "Free Stock Photos"

-- "USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Search By Address"

-- "Parcel Insurance Plan cuts package insurance costs on UPS FedEx USPS RPS"

-- "Freight Insurance Center - Lowest Rates & Broadest Coverage" --

Valuable Information -- "Yellow Pages and White Pages -- InfoSpace"

-- "Essential No. 3: Customers Can Sell for You - BusinessWeek"

------- TWITTER --------

-- "How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business"

* Build relationships with important people who are positioned to spread word of mouth about you
* Leverage your expertise and current projects by talking about your work in "keyword speak"
* Set up "drip marketing" on Twitter so you're not a slave to the computer
* Get popular and never be ignored
* Use Twitter to get more website traffic

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"The Library of Congress has partnered with Twitter to store every tweet ever posted. The Library of Congress is home to some of the most important documents in history including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and now it will so include tweets from Gretchen44, who likes strawberry balsamic vinegar on her salad." - Jimmy Kimmel
-- MEDIA TIP --> > Be sure your 'pitch' answers the five W's: Who, What, When, Where, Why -->
--> > Another great way to find media opportunities is to follow a reporter on Twitter or LinkedIn. You'll learn a lot about his/her beat, assigments and interests. Valuable information to have in your back pocket when pitching your product, service or company! --> >

--> So what does Twitter do for businesses?
-- Twitter is a communications platform that helps businesses and their customers do a number of useful things. As a business, you can use it to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and other people who care about your company. As an individual user, you can use Twitter to tell a company (or anyone else) that you've had a great--or disappointing--experience with their business, offer product ideas, and learn about great offers.

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-- "Twitter 101 for Business - A Special Guide" --
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-- "Inspiration for your Tweets" --

Attackers are using Twitter to steal user names and passwords. The attack starts with a direct message from the phishers. The messages purport to link to something funny. Or, they claim to link to a picture or video of the recipient. Two examples are "LOL, this is funny" and "LOL, is this you."

The messages contain a link to bzpharma.net. They open to a page where hackers can steal your user name and password. If you see one of these messages, don't click on it! [Reported by
Kim Komando]
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-- "IncrediMail - Email has Finally Evolved" --

-- ------------------------------> >>
-- "Find those long lost friends" -->
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-- How would you vote? -->

--> So much for free speech: -->
--> "The Big Myths About Copyright Explained"

-- To Further Note: -->
"Disclaimer - This web and owner of the Web site are not sponsored or affiliated with any owners of the specific trademarks used on the Web site, including those constituting hyperlinks."

-- The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is

-- "Supercalafragalisticespialadocious"

-- "The longest word in English is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, which has 45 letters and 19 syllables and is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of extremely small silicon volcano dust."

-- A Lesson to Learn: "Patents and copyrights do not entail the same exchange, since immediate disclosure is not the objective of, but is exacted from, the patentee, whereas disclosure is the desired objective of the author seeking copyright protection. Moreover, while copyright gives the holder no monopoly on any knowledge, fact, or idea, the grant of patent prevents full use by others of the inventor's knowledge."

-- "Wikipedia hopes to make editing user-friendly"

-- "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." -- Bertrand Russell, Autobiography

-- "Small business - Small Business and Intellectual Property - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - USPTO Stopfakes.gov"

--> "Prosper: The online marketplace for people-to-people lending" --

-- "Angel Investor Network | Venture Capital Firms | Funding" --

Additional Notes: -- --> Copyright information will be found in the Copyright Office which is located in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Library of Congress, that is not a department of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which is located in Alexandria, VA and is a chartered branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. -->

-- The Library of Congress has 327 miles of bookshelves. --

-- "Third of Americans use library computers" --

-- "Library of Congress Taps Web 2.0 for User Photo Expertise - New York Times" --

--> Go to the Library of Congress Home Page @ --> www.loc.gov/ --> and to: --> www.loc.gov/copyright -- --> and to a gentleman and scholar, Patent Attorney Bruce E. Burdick, @ --> beb@burdlaw.com and --> www.Burdlaw.com -- --> who is a development specialist in Copyright Law:

-- "protecting creations and creating protections" ------------------------------------------------------------------

Patent laws encourage and reward the first to file a patent application. If you delay and someone else files first you will most likely loose your rights to that earlier filer. You must act quickly or you may end up without the right to stop others from deliberately making, using and selling your invention. Scammers know this and use it to pressure you and make you rush into a foolish decision.


Now more about patent attorneys. If you are investigating thoroughly and not letting your enthusiasm get the best of you and cause you to get scammed or otherwise be fooled into wasting your money, there is a source of hope. A good patent attorney is a trained FRIENDLY navigator through these shark filled waters and normally your very best resource as a new inventor. Get a shark tamer working for you rather than a promoter shark that is trying to eat your bank account. Most patent attorneys will give you a free initial consultation of at least a half-hour. Do not be bashful about asking for a free consultation. Attorney do initial consultations for free because they do not want to take losing cases or inventions with no chance of success. Recognize that after the free consultation (which, I repeat, you absolutely should use) patent attorneys are very expensive.
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-- "Money isn't everything but it beats what's ever in second place." --- Have Fun Sending Email! ---

-- "Money" - Find out how to finance your startup
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The switch to digital TV: -- "There are no speed limits on the road to excellence." -- David W. Johnson

-- Many consumers are confused by the coming digital TV transition. Much of what they are learning is just plain wrong and could end up costing them money.

-- Pay attention, or it will cost you.

-- According to a Consumers Union survey, some people think they need to buy new equipment when they don't, and others say they don't plan on taking any steps to deal with the change when they should. If consumers are confused about the digtal TV transition, it may cost them a lot of money for equipment they may not want or need.

-- Starting February 18, 2009, [Extended to June 12, 2009] full power TV stations in the U.S. will turn off their old-technology analog signals and broadcast only in a digital format, potentially leaving millions of TVs displaying nothing but snow.

-- Most consumers--anyone whose TV is hooked up to a cable or satellite service or owns a digital set now--will not be affected. But anyone who owns an older TV that gets its signal via antenna will need a converter box, which the government will help pay for through a coupon program.

-- As of December 2007, the Nielsen Co. reported that 13.5 million TV households, or about 12%, rely on over-the-air television broadcasts for programming.

-- What do you need to do?

-- If you're one of the 82% who get your TV programming from a cable satellite company or already own a digital TV, then you don't need to do anything. If, however, you are in the 12% minority, read on.

-- If you receive over-the-air broadcasts, you have three choices:
*Purchase a new TV with digital tuner
*Subscribe to a cable or satellite service
*Purchase a digital converter box

-- How do I know if I have an analog or digital TV?

-- If your TV has a digital tuner, then it will work after February 17, 2009. The best way to determine this is to consult your owner's manual. If that is not possible, you may be able to look up the information on the manufacturer's website. Or, look at your TV set to see if it has an input connection labeled "digital input" or "ATSC" (for Advanced Television Systems Committee, which is the digital TV format).

--What is the TV Converter Box Coupon Program?

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-- Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for households wishing to keep their analog TV sets after February 17, 2009. < <-- < <--

-- Each U.S. houshold is elegible for two coupons, regardless of whether they have pay-television service or not. The coupon can be applied toward the cost of eligible converter boxes. To request a coupon, consumers can apply online at www.dtv2009.gov or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009). -- ["Ask Joe" The Computer Guy; Visit www.EricksonTribune.com for more "Ask Joe" columns.]

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