Hi, I am a university student with a solid, new idea for a website. Knowing just C programming, it would take me a very long time before being able to put up a quality website. Instead, I'd like to partner up with someone who has more knowledge in website building. I would manage the whole information and business side of it. The business plan and the rough draft of the website (appearance, and how the code would work) has already been thought out. I still do not have a business partner. I am amazed no one has done this before and with the amount of work necessary to pull it off, I want to be certain we will still be the only one doing this after we launch it. Here is my question: How do patents and copyrights work (Canada and US) and what are the steps required to get those? Basicly : How can I stop others (who are better at website building) from stealing my idea and, ultimately my time and money?