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The heart of the question is: Can you copyright a language? Language is a system of communication composed of words and rules; neither of which can be copyrighted individually but can the whole language be copyrighted as a work of art? More to the point, wouldn't copyrighting a language defeat the purpose of having a language, so that it is no longer a language if copyrighted.
Fascinating.

A bit of Googling finds that Paramount believes it holds a copyright on the language but that copyright has never been challenged. And it seems unlikely that anyone will spend thousands in legal fees to challenge the copyright so legal or not, they have a defacto copyright.


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As an aside, Klingon isn't fictional but a fully thought out and functional language. The only downside is that it doesn't have many words for mundane human stuff. You can converse freely about destroying the Federation from the bridge of your battlecruiser but asking someone to pass the salt may present a problem. There are people who speak it, Trek nerds of course, and the language is gradually growing as new words are added each year. Artificial language is a better description. And of course, there are people already selling shirts with Klingon phrases written in the Klingon language (most likely unlicensed).
 
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