Andreas: > There's been endless and not always civil discussions on the > copyrightability of invented languages on the various Tolkienian > Linguistics mailing lists (eg elfling and tolklang). Alot of standpoints > has been very eloquently (or not)argued. I'd VERY MUCH appreciate if we > did not discuss such things on CONLANG I, on the other hand, find the discussion both highly relevant and highly interesting. I urge people to discuss such things on Conlang, and Andreas to delete the messages that don't interest him. Yes, there's only so much that can be said about copyright law, and most of that has been said, but that leaves philosophical debates about what a language as a work of art is, about the ethics of intellectual property, and about our own sense of proprietoriality over our own creations. --And.