Zettelkasten and copyright - Does my company own (part of) my notes?
I'm new to this forum and to Zettelkasten-like note taking in general. I somehow managed to get through a M.Sc. in computer science and a few years at an applied research institute without a real system for note-taking. One thing that's been consistently stopping me is a worry that I don't see many people write about: copyright.
If I have a single system that I use as my external brain that contains insights I gained at work and at home, then don't a portion of notes technically belong to the company I currently work for? Even if they're not directly work-item related but more general insights gained from work and noted down during work.
This seems like I would either need to make an artificial division in my note-taking system that people can later argue about if something ever comes of it, or quietly ignore the problem.
I know I can separate out everything that's actually related to day-to-day work activities rather easily, if I want to publish a paper that's a step I'd need to take anyway. But I'm not sure if that's enough.
What are your thoughts on this problem? Am I being paranoid? Is it better to just not worry and do what I think should be ok?
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