[Wikipedia-l] toki pona

Stirling Newberry stirling.newberry at xigenics.net
Wed Sep 22 03:51:29 UTC 2004

On Sep 21, 2004, at 11:38 PM, Mark Williamson wrote:

> Well, I for one felt it was nessecary to replace all content with
> copyvio notices because it states explicitly on the Toki Pona homepage
> that Toki Pona is copyrighted. In a cursory Google search, just to
> make sure I wasn't missing some sort of release by Sonja of the
> information into the public domain or under some sort of terms, I
> found no page under which Sonja released the language in any sort of
> way.

A language, per se, is not copyrightable. Only a particular description 
of a language is copyrightable under US law and international 

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