Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages 
Using the word forteana in a book title.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> UnConvention
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Spudrick68Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Total posts: 1227
Location: sunny Morecambe
Age: 46
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 02-09-2010 22:50    Post subject: Using the word forteana in a book title. Reply with quote

I am currently writing e books on the paranormal and unexplained. I never mention anything about it on here because that is part of my business and this is my pleasure, and I never mix the two. The question I have is; is it acceptable to use the word forteana in a book title or would that incur copyright protection?

Thank you in advance. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile 
YithianOffline
Keeping the British end up
Joined: 29 Oct 2002
Total posts: 8770
Location: Vermilion Sands
Gender: Unknown
PostPosted: 03-09-2010 02:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

My (avowedly non-legal) opinion is that it would be fine. Think of the shelf upon shelf of books with words like Freudian / Victoriana / Nietzschean etc in the title.

Also, the term was probably (please somebody correct me if I'm wrong) coined well after Fort's hay-day (and probably after his death) by persons other than himself. I can't, therefore, imagine anyone holding a copyright over it.

A useful double-check might be to search for other titles that include the word: it wouldn't be a guarantee, but it would be a firm indicator.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website 
Spudrick68Offline
Justified and Ancient
Joined: 07 Jun 2008
Total posts: 1227
Location: sunny Morecambe
Age: 46
Gender: Male
PostPosted: 03-09-2010 12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your help. I would not wish to mislead people into thinking what I had written had anything to do with the Fortean Times. I shall take your advice and have a look around.
Back to top
View user's profile 
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Fortean Times Message Board Forum Index -> UnConvention All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group