The Guardian Article on Randazza Amicus Brief
UK newspaper The Guardian published an article on Friday about attorney Marc Randazza’s fight to protect the Klingon language from being restrained by copyright. The brief, filed on behalf of the Language Creation Society in lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the producers of a fan-made Star Trek film, argued the constructed languages are not subject to copyright, no matter who created them.
Randazza argued that Klingon has escaped its creators thanks to the “thousands of people” who have made it “an actual living language”. Paramount could own a dictionary or dialogue from a script, he argued, but not a language used by Star Trek fans and others at conventions and colleges, in books and TV shows, and even during weddings.