Can you copyright a combination of words (Flash Cards)?
If a company that makes flash cards (English to Spanish) has a set of 56 cards online, and if I also make flashcards (English to Spanish) and I have a set of my own cards online with the SAME words as them, can I be sued? Can the choice of words for flash cards be disputed? Can another flashcard company take all the words I use and make their own pack with the same words?
One more twist. What if they only copied 40 of the 56 words? Does the company still have the ability to sue? Nothing with respect to design was copied. Just 40 of the 56 words are the same.
Thank you so much
2 attorney answers
I don't think this can be addressed here.
I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in private and discuss your objectives in more detail. You can start by calling around to several for a free phone consultation, get some insights then pick the best fit to work with.
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So now of all the words in the world, 40 our of 56 were copied? It seems you're looking for some lawyer to tell you that a certain number of words won't be an infringement that will get you sued.
Time to see your own IP lawyer.
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