And finally… Beam me up Scotty!

A language group has intervened in a copyright infringement case to appeal for Klingon to be recognised as a living language.

The Language Creation Society, which supports and encourages the creation of artificial languages, has filed an amicus brief in a copyright case in the U.S. District Court for Central California.

The full brief is peppered with Klingon phrases and proverbs.

Paramount Pictures is currently suing Axanar Productions Inc. for the creation of a Star Trek fan-film, which included the use of Klingon.

The Language Creation Society insists that Klingon is “an actual living language” that is therefore not subject to copyright law.

It concludes: “Thus, Defendant’s motion to dismiss should be allowed with respect to Plaintiffs’ copyright claims over the Klingon language.”

  • Contributions from ILN readers to our “And finally” section are welcome – they should be sent to: newsdesk@irishlegal.com