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Axanar Lawsuit Warps Into Discovery Process

Both sides want to protect confidential documents, trade secrets

The two sides in the copyright infringement battle over an “independent” fan-film might not agree on a settlement, but it looks like they’ve cleared one hurdle facing discovery. David Grossman, the attorney representing Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp. in their lawsuit against Axanar Productions and its principal Alec Peters, has filed what is known as a stipulated protective order intended to keep some information collected in discovery confidential. Discovery, of course, the process where both sides collect information from each other in order to help support their position …
 | Jul-13-2016 | 
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Axanar Case Is About Klingon Language, And Other Myths

Judge’s ruling on Tuesday could mean smooth sailing for CBS, Paramount

If you’ve had a chance to read more about Judge R. Gary Klausner’s ruling Tuesday, you might be surprised that not everything you’re reading in the mainstream press about the copyright infringement lawsuit against a Star Trek fan-film is accurate. In fact, a number of publications in the last couple weeks or so have made the suit all about the Klingon language. As if the primary sin of “Star Trek: Axanar” was using the Klingon language without the permission of CBS Corp. a …
 | May-11-2016 | 
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It’s Time For Fan-Films To Take A Stand

Whether you’re for or against, stop hiding and weigh in

I haven’t exactly been a dedicated follower of fan-films, but as someone who is passionate about Star Trek fandom, I would follow their progress occasionally, and give kudos when kudos were due. But since CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures filed a massive copyright infringement suit against fan-film producers Axanar Productions and Alec Peters, I have learned far more about fan-films than I thought was even possible to absorb. And a lot of it is good — these are fans, after all, many times playing Star Trek with a YouTube audience. Even Vic Mignogna will admit his “Star Trek Con …
 | Apr-27-2016 | 
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Peters: ‘Axanar’ Quality Spurred Lawsuit

EXCLUSIVE: Production’s mastermind says ‘we violate CBS copyright less than any fan film’

It’s been a month since CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures Inc. shocked the Star Trek fan community when it filed a copyright infringement suit against Alec Peters, his planned full-length Trek production, “Axanar,” and its already-produced short, “Prelude to Axanar.” From almost the beginning, Peters has championed the professional quality of “Axanar” and defended its need to raise more than $1.1 million from fans, even after being served with court papers. And in an exclusive sit-down with 1701News, Peters refuses to back away from those claims. “There’s a reason why ‘Prel …
 | Feb-1-2016 | 
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‘Axanar’ Lawsuit A Questionable Step

Paramount, CBS should boldly explore strange new digital worlds

Some months back, I interviewed Richard Hatch and J.G. Hertzler, two of the principal cast members in the spectacular fan-funded production “Prelude to Axanar,” produced by Alec Peters and Axanar Productions. Both had expressed how innovative and exciting a venture it was, and both were looking forward to the full-length feature film “Axanar” set to be released this year. It is an innovative and exciting new entertainment model. Sad to say, there may be some doubt to the realization of that expectation. About noon Wednesday, Peters posted an article on the Facebook Axanar …
 | Jan-2-2016 | 
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Director: Axanar Makes It Impossible To Disagree

Bad decisions, blind loyalty, fear run fan-film, Christian Gossett reveals

Before there was a fancy warehouse studio constructed in the heart of the Los Angeles film community, Alec Peters had his sights set on something smaller. And yeah, it was probably a little too small. Peters — who along with his “independent” fan-film company Axanar Productions, are defendants in a copyright infringement suit from the studios that own Star Trek — had wanted to shoot his “Prelude to Axanar” short in a small city called Victorville, about 90 minutes northeast of Los Angeles. Peters had found an old linen warehouse here he felt would be perfect to film the short …
 | Jul-7-2016 | 
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Axanar Countersues Paramount, CBS In Copyright Case

PLUS: Fan-film once again questions who actually owns copyrights to Star Trek

If Paramount and CBS are indeed in the process of settling its copyright infringement lawsuit against an “independent” fan-film, it will now have to settle two. That’s because the attorney representing Axanar Productions and its principal, Alec Peters, have filed a countersuit against Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp., claiming that not only has the fan-film not violated any of the Star Trek copyrights, but that the studios should be barred from suing Axanar over it again in the future. “Plaintiffs have not and will not suffer any market harm as a result of the creation and …
 | May-24-2016 | 
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Fan-Film Producers Finally Speak Out On Axanar Lawsuit

Tommy Kraft, James Cawley, Christian Gossett among those sharing tough love

Shocking observers, fans — and according to at least four different sources, the studios themselves — “Star Trek: Beyond” producer J.J. Abrams publicly inserted himself into a copyright infringement lawsuit Friday night declaring his support for the fan-film being sued. However, in an effort to defend fan-films, Abrams might have actually riled up many of those very fan-film communities not attached to “Star Trek: Axanar.” “There was a fan movie, ‘Axanar,’ that was getting made …
 | May-22-2016 | 
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1701News’ Living Story Archive Of Axanar Lawsuit

Need to start from the beginning? You can do it right here!

Reading 1701News coverage of the copyright infringement lawsuit CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures have filed against Axanar Productions and its principal, Alec Peters, and wishing you could start from the beginning of the story? Well, this page is where you do it. Read all of our stories, from the beginning of the lawsuit right up to our latest story. This page will be continuously updated with new stories as they’re posted (look at the bottom for the latest, since we’re presenting this in chronological order). Also, we’re including some of our commentaries about the lawsuit, s …
 | May-15-2016 | 
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Axanar Copyright Trial Moved Up To January

No-nonsense judge wasting no time in keeping case moving

If and when the producers of “Star Trek: Axanar” go to trial is a lot sooner than both sides anticipated, after the judge in the case rejected a schedule agreed to by both sides, and moved up a court date. CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures will officially begin presenting its copyright infringement case to a California federal court jury Jan. 31, according to an order filed Tuesday by Judge R. Gary Klausner. That’s much sooner than the original proposed trial date of May 9, 2017 — a y …
 | May-11-2016 | 
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