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faq [2017/06/03 12:41]
Carlos Pedraza [Axanar]
faq [2017/06/03 12:44]
Carlos Pedraza [Axanar] updates w/nonprofit registration attempt
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 At the time of its crowdfunding effort, and the entirety of the copyright lawsuit against it, [[Axanar Productions]],​ Inc., was a registered for-profit corporation in the state of California. On February 27, 2017, a month after the lawsuit was settled, Axanar amended its claimed status to a "​public benefit corporation." ​ You can look it up yourself [[https://​businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/​|here]]. However, as of June 3, 2017, the California attorney general'​s database of charitable organizations continued to list Axanar'​s nonprofit status as "​[[http://​rct.doj.ca.gov/​Verification/​Web/​Details.aspx?​result=7a316379-b7c1-4ba7-ad40-dc91e79c098a|not registered]]." ​ \\ At the time of its crowdfunding effort, and the entirety of the copyright lawsuit against it, [[Axanar Productions]],​ Inc., was a registered for-profit corporation in the state of California. On February 27, 2017, a month after the lawsuit was settled, Axanar amended its claimed status to a "​public benefit corporation." ​ You can look it up yourself [[https://​businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/​|here]]. However, as of June 3, 2017, the California attorney general'​s database of charitable organizations continued to list Axanar'​s nonprofit status as "​[[http://​rct.doj.ca.gov/​Verification/​Web/​Details.aspx?​result=7a316379-b7c1-4ba7-ad40-dc91e79c098a|not registered]]." ​ \\
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 While its Star Trek films //Prelude to Axanar// and //Axanar// will have been made available for free, Axanar Productions is alleged by CBS and Paramount to have [[summary of the lawsuit|commercially exploited]] Star Trek copyrights for Axanar'​s "​[[fan_films_breaking_the_unwritten_rules_and_defining_profit|direct financial benefit]]"​ through such means as [[merchandise|merchandising]] and salaries for producers and other staff.(({{:​axanar-annual-report-v2.pdf|Axanar Annual Report, 2015, Revised}}, p. 9, 12/15/15.)) \\ While its Star Trek films //Prelude to Axanar// and //Axanar// will have been made available for free, Axanar Productions is alleged by CBS and Paramount to have [[summary of the lawsuit|commercially exploited]] Star Trek copyrights for Axanar'​s "​[[fan_films_breaking_the_unwritten_rules_and_defining_profit|direct financial benefit]]"​ through such means as [[merchandise|merchandising]] and salaries for producers and other staff.(({{:​axanar-annual-report-v2.pdf|Axanar Annual Report, 2015, Revised}}, p. 9, 12/15/15.)) \\