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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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YouTube is ‘aggressively approaching’ solution to child exploitation controversy

This week, YouTube has further limited which videos some ads can run on and has applied those ad restrictions to millions of videos, according to a memo sent to advertisers, which was obtained by Adweek. The memo describes how YouTube is trying to protect children as major companies, including Disney, Epic Games, AT&T, and Nestle, pull ads from the platform. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2IrqVEA

‘Star Trek’ fan film loses fair use case, moves to jury trial

The filmmakers stood their ground and argued a case of fair use, but ultimately lost. Today, U.S. District Court Judged Gary Klausner ruled that Axanar is just too faithful to Star Trek canon to avoid copyright infringement. […] For Klausner, the case is pretty cut and dry. The work is clearly not a parody, clearly uses the Star Trek brand and, according to the judge, does not qualify as nonprofit because — although it was going to be distributed for free — was intended to drive non-monetary benefits for the creators such as future job opportunities. – Sean Buckley, Engadget http://ift.tt/2iIfmbt