Posted by HardOCP News 2:32 PM (CDT)
Friday September 30, 2016
Well this sucks. It looks as though, not only is this lawsuit moving forward, J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin might be getting dragged into this whole thing as well.
The defendants not only want Abrams and Lin communications to help support its arguments on this topic, but they aim to compel the studios to hand over everything from financial documents related to Star Trek to internal discussions about fan films and fan film guidelines. They surely hope that CBS and Paramount's long acquiescence to fan films is further supportive of their position. In response, the studios argue that some of the information is protected by attorney-client privilege or constitutes confidential information and trade secrets.