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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Movie Studio Dropped Case against Crowdfunded Star Trek Spin-Off

Movie Studio Dropped Case against Crowdfunded Star Trek Spin-Off

Movie Studio Dropped Case against Crowdfunded Star Trek Spin-Off

Added: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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According to director J. J. Abrams, Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios are going to end their lawsuit against the fan-funded Star Trek movie “Prelude to Axanar”. So far, the parties have not yet submitted the agreement to court, as they are busy finalizing settlement discussions.

Earlier in 2016, the movie studio filed a lawsuit against the creators of a Star Trek inspired fan movie and accused them of copyright violation. The subject of the dispute was the well-received short video “Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar” and the projected follow-up feature film “Axanar”. Among other claims, the Star Trek copyright owners reminded that they own rights to various Star Trek related settings, characters, species, clothing, short phrases and even the Klingon language.

The legal battle has just started, but it already seems to end soon. Director J.J. Abrams recently promised to drop the case soon, thanks to Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, who understands that this is not an appropriate way to deal with the fans. The creators of the original story realize that fans of Star Trek are part of that world. This is why Justin Lin went to the studio and persuaded them to stop the lawsuit. As a result, within the next few weeks, it is expected to announce that the case is dropped, and the fans will be able to continue working on their project.

“Axanar” director Alec Peters appreciated the news and posted a relevant message on Facebook, saying THANK YOU to JJ Abrams and Justin Lin for their part in the decision of Paramount to drop the suit against “Axanar”. So far, the case isn’t completely over yet, with the parties continuing to work on finalizing a settlement agreement.

The lawyers explain that a settlement means that the lawsuit won’t be dismissed outright, but that the parties are coming to an agreement that suits them all. It is not clear whether the parties to the suit are going to release any details on the nature of their agreement.

When Paramount and CBS Studios launched the lawsuit in early 2016, they accused the “Axanar” creators of exploiting the Star Trek franchise. This makes some believe that the movie studios are looking for financial compensation.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2016-05-25 15:31:00)
The_Ritty avatardon't wonder why people download stuff instead of buying it. Why don't the studios just have cosplayer's thrown in jail too

posted by ET junkieKitty (2016-05-25 19:31:09)
Selsley avatarfunny thing is, without the star trek fans, there is no flipping franchise

posted by (2016-05-26 02:16:03)
No avatar@Selsley Exactly. I am old enough to remember Star Trek, the original series, being on air for the first time and that's too many years ago to WANT to remember. While Gene and Majel were still alive they had one simple policy, let the fans make their own movies, comics etc as it kept Trek current and in people's minds.

Personally I think the only reason the studio is so pissed is because the fan made stuff is probably a lot better than their recycled PC approved garbage.

posted by (2016-05-26 12:53:20)
eyemanozzy avatarabout time common sense prevailed, this was nothing more than a money grab by people who had absolutely nothing invested in time or anything !!......
live long and prosper without a free ride !

posted by (2016-06-01 18:25:35)
flubbyhipos avatarhopefully because of the talks gabe newell has had with J. J. Abrams. who has said he thinks and sounds like us from Valve. That gabe has infected his mind, hopefully. plant the seed in hollywood and let it grow. given what valve have been up to lately, with world stage pressure to not be so open with tools and assets. like the csgo gambling scene or the overwatch porn craze. valve works at a 15% capacity, they will do more.

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