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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

"Just days after a federal judge appeared to open the door for the release of financial records behind a so-called "independent" Star Trek fan-film, the studios that own the 50-year-old franchise and the people behind Star Trek: Axanar have settled.

CBS Studios Inc. and Paramount Pictures, who sued Axanar Productions and its principal Alec Peters in December 2015 for copyright infringement, issued a joint statement early Friday to GeekNation saying the lawsuit was now over and that Axanar was admitting it "crossed boundaries acceptable to CBS and Paramount relating to copyright law."…"
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(Major Disaster) Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Old news

CBS/Paramount screwed the Star Trek fanbase over royally. Now we're gonna be stuck with an SJW propaganda series that real Trekkies DON'T WANT.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

They own it. They can do as they like. If they want it to get even *preachier*, there you go.

I'll just watch some TOS on Netflix.

Mako11 Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

I guess they don't like being upstaged by fan-based products, which are frequently far better than the commercial TV shows, and the movies.

A pity they don't hire them to make shows and movies, instead of suing them.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

"A pity they don't hire them to make shows and movies, instead of suing them."

Yes, a lesson learned in cyber security.

Calico Bill29 Apr 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

I agree with Mako11. I was really looking forward to Axanar, while STD looks to be very questionable from several viewpoints. Pity.

Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

Heh, STD…

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

Copyright laws should be changed. Lifetime copyright does not serve the people. Even patents are only 20 years and I think that's much more reasonable.

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wolfgangbrooks Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 10:01 p.m. PST

"Star Trek…SJW propaganda series…"

So, who gets the honor of explaining this to him?

But, seriously copyright needs to be changed if for no other reason than letting IP run it's natural course and freeing up society's mental bandwidth. Trek needs to stop coasting on it's name and either make itself relevant again, or die off for good.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

The purpose of the copyright has never been to "serve the people."

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

Come on 79th. Get with the times. LOL

Copyright regulations should be changed. Nowadays, if you copyright a product you should have to pay money to anyone who wants to use it. And if they want to not only use it but make copies to sell, you should have to pay them double. You have no right to "own" anything, what were you thinking?!?

Dynaman878930 Apr 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

> The purpose of the copyright has never been to "serve the people."

Yes it has been, to allow them to profit from their Intellectual Property – not for OTHERS to profit from it.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

The people who want to do away with copyrights are invariably the people who have never had to make a living off their own ideas, and probably couldn't if they tried. They just want to steal other's works, either to make "easy money" by glomming on to someone else's success, or because they're too cheap to pay for what they want, and too lazy to do something original themselves.

Yeah, I typed that. If you're offended, then yes, I probably was writing about you. But instead of whining, why not try creating something original of your own.

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