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Re: Copyrighted Conlangs?

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Sunday, December 28, 2003, 2:53
I got that for Christmas too, but I've yet to get
anyone to sit down long enough to play it.  Maybe next


--- Caleb Hines <cph9fa@...> wrote:
> One of the things I got for Christmas (which we > actually celbrated a couple > days ago due to family circumstances) was a LOTR > RISK game. The bearing > that this has to conlangs is that as I was flipping > through the various > cards with people and places from Middle-Earth, I > noticed that every proper > noun had <sup>TM</sup> after it. I don't know what > the difference between > trademarking and copyrighting is, legaly, but my > guess would be that New > Line Cinema now "owns" all of Tolkein's beautiful > names? If someone knows > better please correct me. > > So places like Lothlorian, Minas Tirith, Edoras, The > Shire, and even Mordor > are trademarked. Not to mention Aragorn, Gandalf, > Frodo, Gollum, Faramir, > etc... And its not just the popular ones either. > Lesser known places like > Anfalas, Harlindon, Angmar, Rhudaur, and Minhiriath > are also TM'd. Am I the > only one that thinks that trademarking "the Shire" > sounds like one of > Saruman's plots of revenge against the Hobbits? > > Thanks, > ~Caleb
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