JJ Abrams Announces That Paramount To Drop Lawsuit

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by HardOCP News, May 23, 2016.

  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

    Messages:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Finally some good news for Star Trek fans. It looks as though Paramount is dropping its lawsuit against Axanar. JJ Abrams made the announcement yesterday but,according to this blog post, there is still a ways to go before everything is hammered out.

    Even though we’re really excited by what JJ Abrams and Justin Lin shared at last night’s Star Trek Beyond event, the lawyers need to do their work (on both sides) before the lawsuit is officially resolved. This means we need to make sure we still meet all of the required filing deadlines for responses, etc. which we will (this takes a great deal of Alec and Winston & Strawn’s time).
     
    runudownquick likes this.
  2. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,887
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
  3. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,032
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Pot meet the kettle.
     
  4. runudownquick

    runudownquick Gawd

    Messages:
    832
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Good news everyone!

    I don't usually get excited for fan made movies but after seeing the trailers and work going into this I'm happy that they will be able to move forward. Hopefully it doesn't drag out much longer as the movie has been in the works for long enough.
     
  5. Little late Steve. I posted that Saturday in the other thread. lol
     
    runudownquick likes this.
  6. otherweeb

    otherweeb Gawd

    Messages:
    860
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2016
    Wow, so unexpected. I've got to wonder if JJ has realized his new series is crap and he's going to reboot the old school feel by bringing the Axanar people into the fold?

    NAAAHHHHH! (dream on!)
     
  7. Vader1975

    Vader1975 Gawd

    Messages:
    822
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Thank you for letting us know. This is huge news.
     
  8. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    11,346
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Probably more like 'being douchebags about this isn't going to help ticket sales'.
     
  9. VooDooPC

    VooDooPC n00b

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    douchebags = people that have ever right to protect their intellectual property and stop individuals from using it?
     
  10. Skripka

    Skripka [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    10,792
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Except much of it never really was "their intellectual property". Paramount only has a claim to a few random words of Klingon...ALL the rest was entirely cooked up by fans-AKA public domain.
     
    runudownquick and IdiotInCharge like this.
  11. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,488
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Guessing that Paramount's lawyers decided they had a weak enough case that they didn't want to proceed to a ruling they might lose, even in part. Better to settle now and be seen as supporting fandom while preserving the threat of a big hammer lawsuit then have the hammer rendered much smaller by a loss.
     
  12. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    17,885
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    You have fans spending their own money making content because you refuse to do so for years ... and you sue them. As a Trek fan I'm really annoyed at CBS and Paramount for doing this. At least if this is true it will be over soon.

    Oh, and they need to fire whoever thought it would be a good idea to file a lawsuit against the fans that you're asking to pay $5.99 a month starting next January.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
    IdiotInCharge likes this.
  13. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

    Messages:
    24,716
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Lol not likely.
     
  14. steakman1971

    steakman1971 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,433
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Don't attack your customers. They get made and might go somewhere else. Sounds like they are doing the right thing.
     
  15. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    9,658
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Don't think that is how it works.
     
  16. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    17,885
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    What do you mean?
     
  17. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    9,658
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    just because your fans aren't happy with what you are doing doesn't mean they have the right to use your licensed content. That would be like somebody making and selling Megaman Legends 3 because Capcom isn't making the game.

    They can sue somebody for using their content no mater what the fans what
     
  18. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    17,885
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    I get that. But Star Trek has a big history of fan made content. Plus, I just don't think it's a good idea to sue your fans. Imagine PC gaming companies suing people for making mods or something. How far in the community would that get before people revolt against your product?

    If this Trek lawsuit continued there is a good chance the movie and the new series would stumble.
     
  19. Xrave

    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,041
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
  20. Etherton

    Etherton Will Bang for Poof

    Messages:
    6,950
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    I watched it and hope they are able to finish the project. Really enjoyed it.