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UPDATE: The (Legal) Battle of Axanar

The Star Trek fan film that was once sued and then settled with CBS. Is now in hot water once again, with CBS filing a “Notice of Breach” against the production . – Michael Whay, Streaming-TV

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LUCASFILM STEPS IN! ORDERS THEM TO REMOVE CLAIM! JUSTICE!!

Star Wars Theory has announced that Lucasfilm has stepped in and removed the copyright claim on his greenlit fan film. Just a day after SWT posted a video with Warner Chappell’s rogue response to the claim, threatening the popular YouTube channel with removal of the video. In his post, SWT thanked everyone that shared his plight and made his story trend enough to get the attention of Lucasfilm. – Michael Whay, Streaming-TV » https://youtu.be/5wn2jYlmvy4

Disney filed a YouTube copyright claim on a Darth Vader fan film—and the creator is shocked

…Star Wars Theory said Walt Disney Music Company and the Warner Chappell music company put in a copyright claim for the music composition. That means the money that wasn’t supposed to be earned by anybody is now going to those companies, and the film that was supposed to be commercial-free, per the agreement between Star Wars Theory and Lucasfilms, will now have advertisements. It’s upset Star Wars Theory—who said he hired a composer to create original music for his film, meaning it shouldn’t have been copyright claimed. – Josh Katzowitz, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/2RwVGvS

Watch the Sandman Fan Film That Earned Neil Gaiman’s Stamp of Approval

It’s “24 Hours,” originally published in 1989, and faithfully translated into live-action (with a few brief animation sequences) by Toronto-based filmmakers Evan Henderson and Nick Brown. It’s called Sandman: 24 Hour Diner, and if its 30-minute runtime gives you pause, know that Gaiman himself told the creators, and the world via Twitter, that he thought it was a job very well done. – Cheryl Eddy, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/c8HKYWA

This Guy’s Amazing, Fan-Made Bob’s Burgers/Archer Crossover Just Got Him a Job

Simon Chong’s video is so good that not long after he posted it to Twitter, it came to the attention of the Bob’s Burgers cast. They loved it and told Bob’s Burger’s creator Loren Bouchard, who was absolutely floored by it. Bouchard contacted Chong, complimented him on his work, and then offered him a goddamn job. On Twitter, no less. – Charles Pulliam-Moore, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/nOgks2m

Why Star Trek Continues Violating the Fan Film Guidelines is GOOD for Fan Films!

So how does Star Trek Continues violating the Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines help all fan films? Well, it just supports what we at Axanar have known for a while. Axanar was sued because we didn’t look like a fan film. Not because we made “profit” (we didn’t) or that we built a “for-profit studio” (we didn’t…Star Trek: New Voyages did that), both reasons made up by people who don’t know what they are talking about, but because Axanar looked like it came from the studio. – Alec Peters, Axanar http://ift.tt/2rAFM2l

STAR TREK CONTINUES becomes a CBS All Access AFFILIATE!

Apparently, Star Trek Continues was simply contacted by a division of CBS (likely CBS Interactive or else someone in marketing) and offered the option of becoming a CBS All Access Affiliate, promoting subscriptions to the network’s streaming service through online banners on their startrekcontinues.com website. […] Some fans raised an eyebrow when they noticed the words “invited to join” in the STC announcement. But according to James Hams of trekfanproductions.com, “Trekgeeks, TrekZone and STC were asked to be affiliates…these 3 have like thousands of people to help pull in new signups.” – Author Jonathan Lane, Fan Film Factor http://ift.tt/2qjFE9K
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