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'Star Trek: Axanar' lawsuit settled

Matt Pressberg, reporting for The Wrap:

Paramount Pictures, CBS Studios and producer Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions have settled a lawsuit over Peters’ crowdfunded “Star Trek” fan film “Axanar,” according to a joint statement released Friday by the parties.

As part of the settlement, Peters has agreed to make “substantial changes” to “Axanar” and also affirmed that future “Star Trek” fan films produced by him or his company will follow the “Guidelines for Fan Films” distributed by CBS and Paramount in June 2016.

My initial thoughts were "Fantastic! Axanar is finally going ahead!". I mean, it certainly sounds promising given that this has been a huge legal battle which also resulted in CBS and Paramount introducing a new set of guidelines for Star Trek fan films in June of last year.

And then the aforementioned "substantial changes" were expanded upon;

Axanar Productions released a statement of its own, saying the settlement allowed the company to continue to show its “Axanar” prequel, “Prelude to Axanar,” commercial-free on YouTube and that it would be permitted to produce its “Axanar” feature film as two 15-minute segments that could be distributed on YouTube without ads.
— The Wrap

Shit.

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