Fans became concerned earlier today when the Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II Facebook page went off-line. After Tommy Kraft was urged by CBS to shut down Star Trek: Federation Rising earlier this week, fans worried that the venerable and highly-popular New Voyages would be next!
Some people have noticed that the Star Trek New Voyages / Phase II Facebook page, run by James Cawley, has been taken offline. This is his statement: “You may tell folks, I have taken the facebook page offline personally. It has nothing to do with CBS.”
This Facebook page will continue to represent the fan film project.
In a move that is sure to cause ripples throughout the world of fan films, CBS has contacted TOMMY KRAFT and advised him NOT to create a sequel to his highly successful STAR TREK: HORIZON feature-length fan film.
Tommy was set to launch his Kickstarter campaign this coming weekend. Instead, he just announced that his sequel project, STAR TREK: FEDERATION RISING has been shut down.
On April 11, the attorneys representing Paramount and CBS in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Axanar Productions and Alec Peters filed a Response to the latest documents that were submitted by Axanar‘s attorney’s on March 28, 2016. Those documents were themselves a Response to the Amended Complaint filed by Paramount and CBS on March 11.
In their Response on March 28, the Axanar attorneys again argued for the case to be dismissed due to Paramount and CBS not meeting certain requirements that would make their complaint valid. The plaintiffs have now responded to most of the points made by Axanar, meaning the ball is once again in Axanar‘s court (no pun intended). Should Axanar choose to respond to this response to their response (yeah, I know!), they have two weeks to file.
In the meantime, enjoy the long parade of documentation…
And finally, I was not able to find a PDF of CBS/Paramount’s most recent Response, but I did find an analysis of their filing by a retired attorney that includes linked graphics of all 26 pages of the Response as well as a Request for Judicial Notice.
On March 28, 2016, the legal team for Axanar Productions and Alec Peters, the firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, filed a response to the AMENDED copyright infringement complaint that was brought by Paramount and CBS on March 11, 2015. The response is Axanar’s second and again seeks a dismissal of the complaint on a number of legal grounds.
The original complaint was brought by Paramount and CBS on December 29, 2015. Axanar’s legal team filed a response on February 22, 2016 seeking dismissal of the lawsuit on a number of legal grounds. Presumably, that response is what has motivated Paramount and CBS to amend their complaint.