Stage 9 gets cease and desist order from CBS

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  1. fireproof78

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    It still doesn't fall under fair use as they are still using some one else's property in a non-transformative way, that was not educational or a parody.

    If there is a problem with the law then act on that. But I'll not take CBS to task for operating within the bounds of the law and protecting their property. Any more than I get mad at Deviant Art artists who take down all their art because its constantly getting stolen and reposted elsewhere with no credit or compensation.

    With due respect to Stage 9 they did not own the intellectual property they were recreating.
     
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  2. Tuskin38

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    the Stage 9 team does not own the Star Trek IP, they don't have the right to keep making it if the owner of said IP tells them to stop.
     
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  3. marsh8472

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    If it's not copyright infringement then it is fair use. The factors in determining copyright infringement vs fair use are:

    The four factors judges consider are:

    • the purpose and character of your use
    • the nature of the copyrighted work
    • the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and
    • the effect of the use upon the potential market.
    Court cases regarding fair use: https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/cases/#artwork_visual_arts_and_audiovisual_cases

    eh not seeing any harm done to star trek from this. Many of the rooms were made up with their own imagination, not copied. Not trying to profit from it. The verdict is in....
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  4. fireproof78

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    Not your decision to make.
     
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  5. urbandefault

    urbandefault Commodore Commodore

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    I think that fella must have studied law with His Majesty, Lord Precious Pants. :techman:
     
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  6. Tuskin38

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    Clearly you’re wrong since it happened.
     
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  7. Sgt_G

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    Perhaps it's this part:

    The effect of the use upon the potential market​

    Because if CBS ever wants to sell a license to another company, the Stage 9 project would be in direct competition to said licensee. And reading between the lines, I suspect that perhaps such a thing may be in the works. Otherwise, I don't see why CBS refused to talk with Stage 9 about possible changes. I mean, if I was going to approach CBS with a new game idea like this, I would want to develop a proof of concept to show them that I was actually capable to making the product. I thought that's what Stage 9 started out as, no?
     
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  8. marsh8472

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    Anyone can send a cease and desist. That can be given to fulfill a requirement to inform them that they may be breaking the law but the burden is still on them to prove a law is broken. Admittingly I wouldn't enjoy trying to defend why it's not breaking the law though. It would require a lot of thought and open minded judges.
     
  9. fireproof78

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    Since it is using another person's property and not in a way that is transformative, educational or a parody, and has the potential to impact CBS' market share, if not now than in the future, as well as CBS' ability to negotiate with other licensees, I do not think fair use applies.

    But, I'm no lawyer, and clearly neither party wanted to go to court.

    At some point in time there needs to be a respect for the property owner's rights to do with their property what they want.
     
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  10. Stephen!

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    Probably, much like the Borg, negotiation is irrelevant
     
  11. marsh8472

    marsh8472 Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    We could rally for abolishing intellectual property rights in general if people can agree that owning intangible things like ideas shouldn't be allowed. Can look for petitions similar to this and sign it https://www.change.org/p/the-presid...ish-all-forms-of-intellectual-property-ip-law contact your local congressmen too.
     
  12. fireproof78

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    I agree on this point. I was actually thinking of linking to similar petitions.

    My larger point is that right now the current law is what CBS is operating under. It is irrational and unreasonable to expect them to not defend their IP under the current law. Regardless of what would be preferred in the world, the world can only be dealt in terms of what is currently, not what it is wished to be.
     
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    As long as we're dreaming, can I wake up tomorrow having lost sixty pounds overnight?
     
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  15. fireproof78

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    Same here. That would be nice.
     
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  16. Sgt_G

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    Sixty? No, but my doctor keeps telling me I need to drop about thirty.
     
  17. fireproof78

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    Technically 30 would be fine for me as well, but I figured if we are in a dream world ;)
     
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    Okay I came up with something that might work. Stage 9 could bring their site back up and say that they're going to keep the site going as a form of peaceful protest which is protected by the First Amendment. Since they aren't hurting anyone then there shouldn't be anything anyone can do about it. I would love to see how they'd respond to that. Even if it's argued that they're financially hurting CBS, that could be like how black people sat on bar stools as a form of peaceful protest against segregation hurting business that way but still legal. It reminds me of when they tried to legalize ddos attacks with this approach.

     
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    As a writer, I find that TERRIBLE idea, I LOATHE it and wish it was set on fire. Copyright protects the little guy and gal just as much as the corporations.

    AND, let's get your facts straight, YOU CANNOT COPYRIGHT AN IDEA. A copyright is given to the execution of an idea.

    You are not entitled to everything because you want it.
     
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