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?
Fached il prori ul pañeveju mutu chu djul atexindu.
-- Carrajena proverb