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Posted by Shadow Croix Fri, 06/26/2020 - 18:47

Of course, languages cannot or, at least, should not be copyrighted. Just imagine if Shakespeare had enforced copyright on the English language (yes, hyperbolic but you get the point). A language is meant to be spoken (or written or signed, et al). Morse code is a conlang of sorts, as is binary/programming languages. Are we to halt all technological progress on a whim? If a word cannot be copywritten then how can it copywritten? A word is a language, a lonely language with no word for anything else but that one word until it has more to join it.

Message was edited at Mon, 06/29/2020 - 08:08 by an Administrator.

Posted by Matt Tue, 06/30/2020 - 19:00

So would the same concept apply to someone making a brand name from a word in a fictional language? Would they be able to trademark the name?

Message was edited at Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:10 by an Administrator.