I know this section is headlined as Free Business Advice and New Ideas. I am not sure how the idea posted in this forum is covered under copying and taking ownership. Thats the biggest concern in this web world. Many people just share their ideas and just wait to see its being copied and used by somebody. Unless you have a patent against you cannot do anything. So my recommendation, try to be wary of sharing any idea which you things is worth some dollars. Obviously, if you don't share it you won't attract enough interest to get some investors. THats where NDA comes to play. You can ask the person to sign a general NDA agreement to bind them for not using or sharing your idea to anyone for certain period. That will help avoid any copycats. I like to hear thoughts on this one.