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Old April 11 2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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Re: Inner Light Sequel Comic "The Outer Light"

nightwind1 wrote: View Post
With enough differences, they can claim it's NOT Star Trek, and therefore not get into trouble with copyright laws and such.
Uhh, no, because the text explicitly references "Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise." And despite variations of artistic style, there's no question that the images are meant to represent the characters and sets from ST:TNG. It's just an impressionistic way of rendering them, as we've seen in other Trek comics in the past, like that official movie-prequel mini-comic from Wired magazine a few years ago.

As long as the comic is being published for free, without any attempt to profit, it's the sort of thing that Paramount/CBS generally allows to exist, like Phase II and other fan films.
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