NCNC (was: Conlang copyright)
- Jeff Rollin wrote:
> Of course, one could point out that the phrase No Cross, No Crown is, inI guess the /kr/ alliteration has made the phrase
> some way, either inherently Christian and monarchist or inherently anti-
> such! ;-)
attractive. It would seem, however, that the phrase was
originally Christian - not monarchist - and meant that
unless one was prepared to take up one's cross daily one
would not be worthy of the crown of glory - a similar idea
to the modern secular "No pain, no gain".
The current Conlang list meaning "no discussion of religion
or politics" seems to be a comparatively recent
re-interpretation of the phrase. John Cowan, who many will
remember as an erstwhile active participant on this list for
many years, has an interesting piece about the phrase:
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.
- My apologies for being so late on the response here, but I found the
Copyright Office rejection for D'ni:
On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Tristan <tongues+list@...> wrote:
> > While *scripts* may not be able to be copyrighted (it'd be nice to see
> > judgement on that D'Ni case you're referring to, depending on how broad
> > was written, it might be useful as jurisprudence on conlangs too),
> > definitely are! So you may not for instance claim copyright on the Latin
> > script, but Arial is definitely copyrighted! Once again, that's because
> > while a script is a concept, a font is the expression of such a concept,
> > which makes them a perfect fit for copyright.
> Not in the US.
> You can copyright software though, and lots of modern typefaces are
> shipped as something that the court considers software.
> More or less this means that it's legal to distribute images or printed
> material with any font you like, but not the (non-bitmap) font itself (or
> say, a pdf with the font embedded in it, unless it's fair use.)
> Patents and Trademarks still apply though.
> See <
> for better citations.
> All original matter is hereby placed immediately under the public domain.