Say, for instance, a writer had an idea. and they needed help. this idea is felt as something of pioneering. so the writer has some hesitations with trusting any other group or faction with the idea. YET they need the support, the resources, and the funding for the idea to take off.
so how does this pseudo-entrepreneurial writer open the doors to major,well-known groups, without the idea being taken?
How does the writer trust in a corporate group/publishing company with the idea without it getting stolen?
Would it be as simple as a specific confidentiality contract and say, a microphone recorder at the first meeting? simply to cover all bases?
Also, how about computer security with these types of ideas? do major authors have some heavy encryption on their computer?
ANY and ALL help would be wonderful either personal experience or legalities in publishing or idea patenting and security measures for authors.