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Re: this is what I got in the mail.

From:Rik <rik@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 19:51
On Tuesday 18 March 2003 1:46 am, you wrote:
> Rik scripsit: > > I'd argue that the "language" - which is the creation of one person - > > is entirely copyrightable, and that Sally Caves would have a good chance > > of enforcing that copyright should anyone try to profit from her > > intellectual work. > > It isn't. Her texts in it or about it are copyrightable and copyrighted. > Teonaht as such is not subject to copyright. >
Then what if Sally chooses to call Teonaht a work of art - an ongoing installation work, if you like. The point is that nobody should profit from Sally's work (except Sally, of course) without paying her royalties from the generated profit. Given the popularity of sf/fantasy books, games, films, websites etc, this is not as far fetched as it seems. Rik