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Star Trek Owners, Axanar Fight Over 'Mockumentary' Claim

29 November 2016 6:42 AM, PST

The copyright infringement lawsuit against the "independent" fan-film productionStar Trek: Axanar is a little more than two months away. But now both sides are waiting to find out if their remote chances of ending (or mostly ending) this case before trial will be granted by the judge.Erin Ranahan, the attorney representing Axanar Productions and its principal Alec Peters, told the federal court in filings Monday that so far, CBS Studios Inc. and Paramount Pictures - the owners of Star Trek - have failed to prove not only that Axanar unlawfully infringed on Star Trek, but that the studios suffered any harm from it.In fact, Ranahan said, Axanar uses characters so obscure, even the two most recent Star Trek film directors J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin didn't know who they were. And more, Ranahan »

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