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Old July 17 2013, 11:47 PM   #420
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Re: IDW Star Trek Ongoing...

Lt. Cheka Wey wrote: View Post
I knew that but aren't the right's mixed up the same way the tv and movie rights are between diferent studios?
Star Trek as a series, and the spin-offs (TNG, DSN, VOY, and ENT) are all copyrighted to CBS Studios. CBS also owns Star Trek as a trademark.

The ST films are all copyrighted to Paramount (a subsidiary of Viacom), under license from CBS.

Think of it as being like how Firefly is copyrighted to 20th Century Fox, but Serenity is copyrighted to Universal Pictures under license from Fox. Just as Serenity is a derivative work based upon Firefly, the ST films are all derivative works based upon Star Trek.
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