In how many ways can 6 different candies be passed out to nine people if everyone can receive just one?

can we just assume that they have a choice of 6 each time? Like:

6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6

The next problem asks the same question but in this case everyone can have any number of candies....if the first part isn't right then this part won't be right.

Any clarification?