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  Re: it's a question of copyright ...  
From: Warp
Date: 5 Feb 2004 04:14:28
Message: <40220973@news.povray.org>
John VanSickle <evi### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> Correction:  We will be using ideas that are used in prior works.

> *NOBODY* can copyright an idea.  Only actual works, that take a material
> form, enjoy copyright protection.

  Actually I think the issue is more complicated than that.
  Besides copyrights, which extend to some extent to ideas as well as
actual works, there are trademarks enforced by the correspondent owners.
For example many names are often trademarked. The owner of the trademark
can sue someone using it without permission.
  I don't know if for example the name "Star Trek" is trademarked, but
I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

  When you see popular names used in movies, games, publications etc,
you'll often see somewhere a long list of "abc, def, xyz etc etc are
trademarks of blaa blaa" and so on. AFAIK this means that they have
specifically asked permission to use those names from the trademark
owners and got it.

-- 
#macro M(A,N,D,L)plane{-z,-9pigment{mandel L*9translate N color_map{[0rgb x]
[1rgb 9]}scale<D,D*3D>*1e3}rotate y*A*8}#end M(-3<1.206434.28623>70,7)M(
-1<.7438.1795>1,20)M(1<.77595.13699>30,20)M(3<.75923.07145>80,99)// - Warp -


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