I want to translate Turkish sentences through Google Translate for the purpose of using it in a work. Is this subject to copyright?

  • If the original sentences are subject to copyright, then so is the translation. You can't "wash away" the copyright by translating it.
    – Brandin
    Sep 10, 2019 at 15:11

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The "creativity" that goes into a Google translation is the program itself, which is protected by copyright. GT just provides an automated mapping from one language to another, and is legally equivalent to printing a Word document (the printed copy doesn't gain its own copyright).

The original that you feed in might be protected, however. If so, so is the translation.

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