Do you know whether or not the Phrases "Get over here!" And "Come here!" Are copyrighted by whomever created Mortal Kombat? If not how do I find out?
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It's almost certainly not. See Copyright Circulation 34. Copyright protection is not available for names and short phrases (as this certainly would be0.
Now it's possible that it could be trademarked (as short phrases can be trademarked), but a trademark search did not reveal either a "get over here" or "come here".
What is the difference between trademark and copyright
Copyright protection protects creative expression. Trademark protects names and phrases that associate with a company or service.
The name "Starbucks" cannot be copyrighted, but IS trademarked. But the Starbucks logo is both copyrighted (since it's a creative expression) and trademarked.
Hmm I see. You said you searched it, would I be able to do that?
Yes. You can go to this site: DANGEROUS URL REMOVED?f=tess&state=4004:4fltu9.1.1 and do a "basic word search".
It says dangerous URL removed
I don't know what that means, as I am not having any trouble accessing the site. I can only assume that you're behind some very restrictive firewall. But you can do a search for "trademark TESS search" o on Google and get the same link.
Alright thanks very much for your answers!
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