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Post legality
on: February 10, 2016, 14:15

tonk'peh na'ek 😎

There's a question that has been on my mind for a little while so I hope someone will be able to satisfy my curiosity

What is the "legal status" of gen-lis vuhlkansu? I'm quite sure Okrand's Klingon is copyrighted to Paramount Pictures but our language's history as a non-commissioned fan-effort seems to put it into a grey area. Of course the idea that a language can be copyrighted to me personally is somewhat absurd, but we know that it's the case in our world with other languages like Quenya and the aforementioned Klingon. However, because Paramount Pictures did not commission it, and the only thing actually used in ST were a few phrases (originally) with no inherent grammar, I'm really unsure what to think. I ask not because I intend to use it in any work I intend to sell but it's more of a personal-ethical question for me.

So, in short:

is gen-lis vuhlkansu / ogen owned by anyone legally ?

dif-tor heh smusma

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Post Re: legality
on: February 12, 2016, 12:15

Tonk'peh oNakaratik

I don't think that Vulcan language is copyrighted. Indeed, there is not much of it in the films or series. Most of it was created by fans and is still in process of developing
I will post here if I hear anything more about it.

Sochya eh dif

Dif-tor heh smusma

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