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Copyright Does Not Protect the Klingon Language, Court Hears

Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios can't claim copyright over the Klingon language, Vulcan's pointy ears, or Phaser weapons, a court heard this week. This defense comes from the makers of crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off 'Prelude to Axanar', who were sued over their use of various well-known Star Trek elements.

Court: Fan-Funded Star Trek Film is Not ‘Fair Use’

The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is gearing up for a trial. This week the court ruled on motions for summary judgment from both parties. While the case could still go both ways, the court has decided that the fan-film is not…

Fan-Funded Star Trek Film Claims Fair Use as Defense

The lawsuit between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is heating up again. With a trial scheduled for early next year, both parties have submitted motions for summary judgment. The defendants argue, among other things, that their fan-film clearly falls under fair use.

‘Klingon Language’ Copyright Battle Ends, For Now

The case between Paramount Pictures and the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar" is going to trial later this month, but the future of the Klingon language is no longer at stake. This week the court excluded Klingon from the copyright battle, together with several other "items" including Vulcans'…

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