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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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Paramount Limits Crowdfunding For Fan Films

As reported here and elsewhere, Paramount and CBS have sued the producers of the crowdfunded Star Trek fan film. Whilst the lawsuit has not yet been dismissed, Paramount has published its new guidelines for the production of fan films, including: … Continue reading

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Studio Backs Away From Suing Crowdfunder

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams disclosed that Paramount Pictures will soon be dropping its lawsuit against a crowdfunded fan film. The Kickstarter funded ($600,000) to-be-produced movie was being sued for copyright infringement, which got Paramount a lot of bad publicity … Continue reading

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Hollywood Sues Crowdfunding Fan Film

Hollywood studios have, in the past tolerated and even encouraged fan fiction and films, but are now suing a crowdfunded Star Trek fan filmmaker claiming that the use of the Klingon language and the Enterprise uniforms are a copyright violation. … Continue reading

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