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Legally the only way to make a "closed species" is to patent it, you can't copyright ideas. Most "closed species" are not backed up with any enforceable law and can therefore be used freely* without permission from the creator. This is why, for instance, there are so many of Tolkien's creations running around in the fantasy genre despite how infamously litigious the Tolkien estate is.

*The name of the species may be under copyrightrademark, and so you would need to call it something else. You see this, too, all the time with Tolkien's creatures- they are frequently given a different name when used.
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Background Pony #6553
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luffyXai":/images/1978463#comment_8048920
Legally the only way to make a "closed species" is to patent it, you can't copyright ideas. Most "closed species" are not backed up with any enforceable law and can therefore be used freely* without permission from the creator. This is why, for instance, there are so many of Tolkien's creations running around in the fantasy genre despite how infamously litigious the Tolkien estate is.

*The name of the species may be under copyright, and so you would need to call it something else. You see this, too, all the time with Tolkien's creatures- they are frequently given a different name when used.
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Edited by Background Pony #6553
Background Pony #6553
"@FluffyXai":/images/1978463#comment_8048920
Legally the only way to make a "closed species" is to patent it, you can't copyright ideas. Most "closed species" are not backed up with any enforceable law and can therefore be used freely* without permission from the creator. This is why, for instance, there are so many of Tolkien's creations running around in the fantasy genre despite how infamously litigious the Tolkien estate is.

*The name of the species may be under copyright, and so you would need to call it something else. You see this, too, all the time with Tolkien's creatures- they are frequently given a different name when used.
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Edited by Background Pony #6553