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Judge Throws Out Axanar's Defense In Star Trek Copyright Case

A jury will now have a very simple task in front of it

If and when a jury finally sits down to decide a copyright infringement suit case against a so-called "independent" Star Trek fan-film - they'll have a very simple job. Are Star Trek: Axanar and other related shorts substantially similar to Star Trek itself? If the answer is yes, then CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures will score a complete victory after a federal judge rejected nearly all the defense offered by Axanar Productions and its principal Alec Peters. R. Gary Klausner issued his order Tuesday, but was finally made public Wednesday, popping in Star Trek Easter eggs ...
 | Jan-4-2017 | 
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Judge Should Throw Book At Klingon Language Disruptors

A copyright infringement lawsuit involving an ‘independent’ Star Trek fan-film has nothing to do with it

There would be no one more hypocritical than me if I sat here and told you milking something for publicity is bad. I mean, it’s been nearly eight years now since I sold the SyFy brand I created to NBCUniversal, and eight years later, I milk that for everything I can get. Including a commentary where I complain about milking news events for publicity. But enough about milk. For the past year, CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures have been battling with “independent” Star Trek fan-film producers Axanar Productions and Alec Peters in a copyright infringement lawsuit that already ...
 | Jan-4-2017 | 
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