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I have a profitable suggestion for banks to add to their botXXXXX XXXXXne without increasing cost for the customer. I don't have the money to get it copy written or any possible legal way to insure I receive credit for my ideal. Do you have lawyers on staff that can work to copyright the law and receive a portion of the proceeds?
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Ideas are not capable of copyright, only written works or original actual works. Thus, when people come up with these brilliant ideas there is no way to actually legally protect them with a copyright and you have to just make a deal with the bank in advance by sharing only what the idea can do for their botXXXXX XXXXXne without giving them the details of how it works and then entering into a consultant agreement with them.


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