CBS & Paramount Don't Want Fan Films Competing With Official Star Trek ★ Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines
CBS & Paramount Don't Want Fan Films Competing With Official Star Trek ★ Star Trek Fan Film GuidelinesStar Trek Fan Films have become so freaking good that CBS & Paramount are now afraid of them and this is according to John Van Citters of CBS.
In the official Star Trek Podcast, John Van Citters of CBS discussed and talked about the recently released Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines.
He said a lot of interesting things and one of those things that he said was this and I quote, "To provide an outlet for fans and to do so in a way that also doesn't infringe on the copyrights of Star Trek or directly compete with the efforts of either paramount or CBS who do own the rights to Star Trek."
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Obviously, Star Trek Fan Films infringing on the Copyrights of Star Trek is a big NO, NO but saying that Star Trek Fan Films are directly competing with Official Star Trek is like saying that Star Trek Fan Films today are now at the same level of quality and polish as Official Star Trek.
If that is the case then the real reason why CBS & Paramount released these Star Trek Fan Films Guidelines is now very clear to everyone and that is to stop Star Trek Fans from creating Studio Quality Star Trek Fan Films.
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That is also the reason why there is a big emphasis on Amateurs or Non-Professionals in the Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines CBS & Paramount released.
CBS and Paramount are so freaking afraid that eventually no one will want to watch Official Star Trek anymore because of the increasing quality of Star Trek Fan Films which is freaking absurd and insane.
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Good or bad, Star Trek Fans will continue to watch Official Star Trek because that is the main source of all Star Trek Lore which is the basis of all, if not most, Star Trek Fan Films.
I understand the argument of protecting the Copyrights of Star Trek which CBS and Paramount own but I'm not buying this argument that Star Trek Fan Films are or will directly compete against Official Star Trek.
So, do you guys agree with CBS & Paramount that Star Trek Fan Films are or will directly compete with Official Star Trek? Share your thoughts about it as well as you comments, questions or reactions in the comments section below.