Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

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Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with language news. Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." A group called the Language Creation Society says that's not right. The Hollywood Reporter says the group sued saying Klingon is a real language, Paramount can't copyright it any more than it could English or Chinese. Paramount has been forced to defend itself by arguing that Klingon is fake and therefore in reality useless. It's MORNING EDITION.

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