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A royalty was a payment made to the owner of a patent in exchange for the usage of devices or methods.

In 2268, Captain James T. Kirk asked Harcourt Mudd whether he paid royalties to the owners of industrial techniques he claimed to have distributed to struggling civilizations across the galaxy. When Mudd hedged, Spock concluded that he had not. (TOS: "I, Mudd")

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