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Non-disclosure form?

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The Magician
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What does a non-disclousure document look like? Any advise or template for prepareing one? I know all that has been said about weather to hand this to someone. After considering this, I think it would behoove me to have some people I am sharing my game with to sign one, not all but some. Becuase I will be revealing those aspects of the game to these people that I want to keep quiet about. I don't want rumers in my community about this game and I don't want people copying me. Yes, I live in a community that will eat this game up, and strong potential for others to take up the idea I am setting forth, which I don't want until I have put out my idea. Then, I would be happy for others to follow.

tdishman
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I've needed to use NDA forms many times for work, and in every instance I used generic templates found online. Most of them come in some sort of "fill-in-the-blank" Word Document.

Fortunately I've never had to try and enforce any of them, but if I did I really doubt that they would hold up well in court. Most of them are very ambiguous, which would be argued as too broad by someone trying to copy your ideas. On the other hand, if you make it too specific, you'll not only give away exactly the aspect(s) you are most afraid of being copied, but you'll also create more potential for loopholes not specifically covered in your NDA.

If push ever comes to shove, your best argument could be provided by timestamped proof of concept. I don't have any suggestions on how to do this, but be aware that much like patent disputes (I believe), the party who can prove they had the idea first typically wins.

The Magician
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Thank your vary much

Thank your vary much tdishman!

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