'Star Trek' Kickstarts Clash Between Crowdfunding And IP

Law360, New York (April 6, 2017, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The democratization of content creation is impacting what it means to own and control intellectual property. The internet may bring people together to share ideas but it is crowdfunding that can provide the capital that turns those ideas into reality. While this has led to traditional disputes among rights holders and would-be competitors, it has been the war between content owners and their consumers that has been of recent interest. No case is more representative of what is happening than the battle between "Star Trek" and a fan film, "Prelude to Axanar." The short history of crowdfunding, however, made it obvious...

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