Star Trek Owners File Amicus Brief Over Klingon Copyright Infringement

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A fictional language from a classic SCI-Fi franchise is caught-up in a legal tussle.

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Is this a real language?...

That's "Klingon" spoken by a race of aliens prominent in the "Star Trek" franchise...

But CBS and Paramount, owners of "Star Trek" are not happy, filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement against the makers of a two crowd-funded, fan-produced prequels, featuring some Klingon...

The "language creation society" filing an amicus brief saying Klingon is a real language that can be spoken and therefore cannot be copyrighted.

Paramount lawyers saying it can be protected because it's pure fiction and they own it.

Paul Stevens, FOX News.