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    Copyright For Big Websites

    Discussion in 'Research' started by New_Writer55, Mar 17, 2016.

    So my friend and I are writing a story about best friends who find out they're twins, and they find out by a dna test like the ones on ancestry.com. We don't know whether we can use ancestry's name legally without any permission or something, but is ancestry.com copyrighted?
     
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    The name isn't protected by copyright. It is protected by trademark law. As a general rule, you can make reference to it without worrying too much. If you cast the name in a bad light, they might respond to it (if the work becomes popular) even if you're withing your rights. Don't use it in the manner of a trademark (for example, don't put it in the title of your book or something) and you should be OK, generally speaking.
     
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    Ok thanks!
     

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