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Are the questions and answers on the game show Family Feud Copyright able. Question: 100 people were surveyed: name animals that begin with the letter M. The contestants on the show attempted to name animals that start with the letter M. The survey showed that Monkey was first with 46 picks, Next- Mouse-32 picks, Mule 12 picks,mice -12 picks. Is there anything here that can be copyrighted?

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IP Lawyer: Lori, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
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Hello. Let me see if I can assist you today. The company that owns Family Feud ("FMNA") holds copyrights and trademarks on the content and the logos, etc. pertaining to the Family Feud show. If you are using the questions for personal and non-commercial use - you are authorized to do without seeking consent.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
any question in a survey and or responses from contestants is considered content an, thus, is copyrighted, yes? So in order to use the content one must contact them for permission, yes?
IP Lawyer: Lori, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
Correct as to questions. Is my understanding that the responses are not copyrighted. Hope that helps.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I may try the call but let's go forth. So the questions that they create for the survey are copyrighted, yes? The responses from people that respond to the survey aren't, yes. I understand that the contestants responses can't be becuause there is no control. Are you familiar with the game.?
IP Lawyer: Lori, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
Agreed. Yes I am familiar with game. There is only creative content on the survey questions.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Lori, Are the correct answers received in the survey copyrighted?
IP Lawyer: Lori, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
No. Hope that helps.
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