2009/1/8 Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]>: > On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Paul Kershaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> Theoretically, there's a minimal amount of information that can be copyrighted. > > While I think this is arguable, it's also moot; the copyright is over > the entire corpus, which is presumably larger than a couple words. > > - Sai Which means that, while I cannot send another person your entire corpus, I can send another person a selection of your corpus. And while your grammar is copyrighted, I am not sending a copy of that grammar along with my message. So, while your corpus and grammar are copyrighted, that will not prevent me from using the language, any more than a copyright on the Oxford English Dictionary would prevent me from using English.