Star Trek Fan Film Lawsuit Will Live On

Star Trek Fan Film Lawsuit Will Live On

While the makers of the crowdfunded Star Trek fan fiction film Axanar had once hoped to reach a settlement with Paramount and CBS over a lawsuit accusing the filmmakers of copyright infringement, the much discussed lawsuit will live to see another day, as the two companies told a California federal judge this week that their action remains pending.  [More]

Court Allows Copyright Lawsuit Against Star Trek Fan Film To Move Forward

Court Allows Copyright Lawsuit Against Star Trek Fan Film To Move Forward

While there has been much discussion about Paramount’s copyright claim on the Klingon language, the judge in the studio’s lawsuit against the makers of a Star Trek fan fiction movie has chosen to not opine on that particular dispute while giving the go-ahead for Paramount’s larger copyright complaint to move forward. [More]

Is The Klingon Language Protected By Copyright? Paramount Thinks So

Is The Klingon Language Protected By Copyright? Paramount Thinks So

While you can copyright scripts, novels, song lyrics, and many other ways of using the English language, you can’t actually copyright the English language. But what about a language that you construct out of whole cloth? Once you share it with the world, are people free to use that new language however they wish, or do you maintain control over its use? [More]

You can't run from the future of digital releases.

Paramount, Movie Theaters Sharing A Piece Of The Revenue Pie With Unusually Early Digital Release

Look around you — notice anything different? Probably not, but big change could be underfoot, at least in the cinematic realm: Paramount Studios is trying something new, releasing Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse digitally — only 39 days after its theatrical release.

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"But daddy, I just saw this movie two weeks ago when it was still in theaters..."

Paramount To Share The Wealth With Theaters If They Let Movies Go To Home Video Early

The traditional studio film won’t come out on video until at least 90 days after it’s hit theaters, even if it stopped playing on most screens after only a few weeks. But a new agreement between Paramount and two major theater chains could cut that release time in half. [More]

New Monopoly Teaches Kids The Importance Of Xbox, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and EA!

This is a real thing that a real company is actually selling, and which some people will purchase.

The folks at Hasbro have never had a problem letting everything from towns to universities to movies to big-name commercial brands slap their names on licensed versions of Monopoly, but a new version of the classic board game is unabashedly all about learning the value of today’s biggest fast food, retail, tech, and entertainment companies — everything a growing child needs to get ahead! [More]

There Are Now 500 Paramount Movies Available To Rent On YouTube

There Are Now 500 Paramount Movies Available To Rent On YouTube

We’re not saying any of our fair readers have ever watched a two-hour movie in a series of 10-minute parts that shouldnt’ve have been posted to YouTube, but now there are even more options — YouTube will be adding around 500 Paramount films for rental on the site to its current lineup. All in one piece!

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Paramount And Redbox Buddy Up Against Rental-Delaying Studios

Paramount And Redbox Buddy Up Against Rental-Delaying Studios

Paramount and Redbox hopped in bed together to assure renters that the studio’s home video offerings will be in the rental kiosks the same day they go on sale. The move pits the studio squarely against Warner Bros., Universal and 20th Century Fox, all who have 28-day embargoes on companies renting out their stuff.

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Paramount Recalls Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray, Sending Out Replacements

Paramount Recalls Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray, Sending Out Replacements

For once, a recall that doesn’t tell you a product was trying to trap your babies in crib rails, sicken your children with lead paint, catch your car on fire or poison you via over-the-counter medicine. Paramount announced the Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray that came out last week has some audio-syncing problems, so the studio issued a recall and will send out replacement discs, High-Def Digest reports.

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Now Is A Good Time To Stay Out Of The HD DVD/Blu-ray War

Now Is A Good Time To Stay Out Of The HD DVD/Blu-ray War

Those of you with PS3s notwithstanding, there has never been a better time to stay out of the format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray.

Paramount Tramples Blogger For Bumblebee Compliance

Paramount Tramples Blogger For Bumblebee Compliance

So we know that companies tend to stamp down hard on emerging technologies they don’t understand. That pisses us off plenty. But dammit, we really get our dander up when they start stamping down on fans they don’t understand.