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How do you hire a freelancer that won't steal your concept?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by flow, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. flow

    flow Regular Member

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    I have a website I need created, but what's to prevent the designer from stealing the concept and doing it himself? Is there something I could do legally to prevent it?
     
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    Arthas BANNED BANNED

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    hire a resident of your country and make them sign an NDA.
     
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    hire a resident of your country and make them sign an NDA. 
    That works, also compartmentalise it...

    i.e. Have a designer do the design work, then a different developer write the code for it and so forth :D
     
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    highbids Regular Member

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    Is NDA a non compete term & where would we find one.
     
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    Hire someone from here with a high rep...and have them sign a NDA...
     
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    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    NDA's can be a bit tricky to enforce, if you live in the USA and the freelancer lives in India...

    I agree with Crashed, "compartmentalize" the project; break it up into sections, so that no one person has their hands on the entire code/idea/method.
     
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    An NDA is a non-disclosure agreement, although if u really don't want your idea copied, you'll be wanting to get patients for it (expensive).
     
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    I always thought about that as well. If I outsource my ideas, there is no telling that someone may jump on my niche and become my competitor. That is why I am sometimes hesitant to even give my sites to those providing backlink or bookmarks services. Anyway, the idea to break it down into parts seems like the best option as there is no guarantee they would abide by an agreement
     
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    Tbh, the easiest way to do this is to hire someone full time under contract with a non-compete claus for the next 3 years.

    To be honest, with backlink/bootmark services, I tend to mix up my value domains with random crap domains so they cannot tell what is good or bad, costs a bit extra but gives that extra security.
     
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    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Here is a template that you can customize to meet your needs.

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    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/272018/Non-Disclosure-Agreement-(NDA)-Template
     
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  11. jonshannow

    jonshannow Junior Member

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    Best thing is to find someone here who has a good rep. This is good because you keep the money flowing here in BHW. Support this great community is my advice!
     
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  12. minute80

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    Before you listen to this advice, or hire a professional to do it for you, let me share my two cents. All this contracts and papers are a lot of mumbo jumbo: it is very easy (and you can learn it from here) for someone to create "new identity" and sell your product right in front of your eyes (with Plimus, more then easy). And if you plan to go to court, you surely would not like to spend a lot of money to win, and even after that there is still a possibility that thief will not have enough money to cover your losses. So, it is best that you do not outsource the whole process to one person, but rather divide it on more job listing sites, and also to try to do the critical portions of your application by yourself. This is the only way to stay protected.
     
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