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    KLJensen Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 19, 2013, 12:17 AM
    Is using other author's technical terms plagiarizing?
    Just out of curiosity-- I am working on a novel currently and I've wondered whether using other authors' terms for elements for instance such as the Adamantim or meds such as cancer dust, etc considered plagiarizing? Is there a such a thing as copyrighted word? I would hate to finish my book and realize that I have to go back and think of new terms and new definitions for these type of items for that I have no desire to rip anyone off or to be in the wrong. Your feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
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    Jul 19, 2013, 03:21 AM
    Yes, there is, if a specific term or concept was used in a public work, you should get the permission of the author.

    For example, Isaac Asimov gave permission to other authors to use his three laws of robotics.
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    Jul 19, 2013, 03:30 AM
    Do you mean adamantium?
    I'll bet that Marvel Comics would sue for that one. Yes, it's 'ripping them off.'

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