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 +<wrap lo><​wrap lo em>​UPDATED</​wrap>​ **A STEEP HILL** Progress in the $25,000 GoFundMe campaign to raise money for legal expenses in the Dr. Seuss-Star Trek copyright and trademark suit has slowed significantly in its two months. Seuss Enterprises is suing ComicMix and Trek writer/​Axanar supporter David Gerrold. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[seuss gofundme|Read more »]] (Filed 6/​22/​18)</​wrap>​
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 +<wrap lo>​**DÉJÀ VU** all over again? An ambitious new Star Wars fan film makes an Axanar-like Kickstarter pitch, leading some fans to see disturbing parallels, including how the two projects eschewed the Fan Film label in their crowdfunding appeals. Has the Axanar lawsuit affected donors'​ willingness to fund such efforts? ​ {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[shrouded destiny|Read more »]] (Filed 7/8/18 )</​wrap>​
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 +<wrap lo>​**FAMILIAR AXA-NAMES** are among the corporate officers and business partners of The Federal Coffee House outside Atlanta, including the creator of the ill-fated Axanar Coffee. How might OWC Studios head Alec Peters be connected to this new company? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[federal coffeehouse|Read more »]] (Filed 7/8/18 )</​wrap>​
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 +<wrap lo>​**ASKING FOR TROUBLE?** Kickstarter campaign launches for a nearly 200-page, fan-published ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ book. In the wake of the Axanar lawsuit, fans wonder if CBS will clamp down on this publishing project. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[Shenzhou Kickstarter|Read more »]] (Filed 7/​7/​18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>​**TERSE IN VERSE** In a colorful GoFundMe plea, defendants in the Dr. Seuss-Star Trek mashup copyright/​trademark infringement case, including Trek author and Axanar advocate David Gerrold, are trying to raise $25,000 to fund their legal defense. And it rhymes. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[seuss gofundme|Read more »]] (Filed 6/​22/​18)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**LAWSUIT FOREWARNING** Though Axanar has pushed a narrative in which CBS and Paramount'​s copyright infringement lawsuit came as a complete surprise, in fact producer Alec Peters had met with CBS officials just prior to CBS' public statement, issued four months before the suit, warning him of possible legal action. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[the wrap|Read more »]] (Filed 3/​31/​18)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>**A GRIM CODA** to the story of Axanar'​s ​former California studioabandoned after OWC Studios head [[Alec Peters]] ran out of donors' ​money: His former landlord died unexpectedly in Januaryafter he had tried for months ​to find a buyer or tenant for the empty studio. That threw into confusion assurances Peters had given donors about future use of the facility. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[luh studios|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/6/​18)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**LAWSUIT FOREWARNING** Though ​Axanar ​has pushed a narrative in which CBS and Paramount'​s ​copyright infringement lawsuit came as a complete surprisein fact producer ​Alec Peters ​had met with CBS officials just prior to CBS' ​public statementissued four months ​before ​the suit, warning him of possible legal action. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[the wrap|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/31/​18)</​wrap>​
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 <wrap lo><​wrap em>TWO DOWN</​wrap>​ Director Robert Meyer Burnett has resigned from the Axanar film, bringing to an end another chapter in the beleaguered project, leaving it apparently rudderless. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[burnett_resigns|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​2/​17)</​wrap>​ <wrap lo><​wrap em>TWO DOWN</​wrap>​ Director Robert Meyer Burnett has resigned from the Axanar film, bringing to an end another chapter in the beleaguered project, leaving it apparently rudderless. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[burnett_resigns|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​2/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>​**REVERSAL OF FORTUNE** A federal judge refused to dismiss the copyright and trademark infringement case by the Doctor Seuss estate against Star Trek writer and Axanar advocate David Gerrold and his partners for their so-called Seuss-Trek mashup. ​ <wrap lo>​[[https://​www.hollywoodreporter.com/​thr-esq/​lawsuit-mashup-star-trek-dr-seuss-gets-past-alpha-quadrant-1065929|Read at the Hollywood Reporter »]]</​wrap>​ (Filed 12/​8/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**AXANAR MERCH FOR SALE** With the potential for hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, an Alabama-based bookseller is selling merchandise she claims Alec Peters gave her for free — merchandise manufactured using money donors meant for production of the //Axanar// feature. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[author_author|Read more »]] (Filed 10/​27/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**AXANAR-BACKED FUNDRAISER RAISES QUESTIONS** A last-ditch campaign backed by Axanar to save a Canadian Star Trek museum successfully concludes amid questions about the CBS-licensed museum’s connections to Axanar, saddled with its own troubling crowdfunding and financial management past. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[trekcetera museum|Read more »]] (Filed 10/​4/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 <wrap lo>​**NONPROFIT NO MORE** Axanar abandons its effort to become a charitable organization,​ and its spokesman admits it could "take years" before supporters ever see the promised two, 15-minute Axanar episodes permitted by the lawsuit settlement. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[nonprofit_abandoned|Read more »]] (Filed 9/​1/​17)</​wrap>​ <wrap lo>​**NONPROFIT NO MORE** Axanar abandons its effort to become a charitable organization,​ and its spokesman admits it could "take years" before supporters ever see the promised two, 15-minute Axanar episodes permitted by the lawsuit settlement. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[nonprofit_abandoned|Read more »]] (Filed 9/​1/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>​**SECRET DOCUMENTS** Former chief technologist launches his controversial website, promising documents from Axanar'​s internal hard drives, revealing information about the ill-fated project'​s finances, unreported revenue, internal communication,​ visual effects and more. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tinfoil fedora|Read more »]] (Filed 8/​21/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**BLOOPERS LEGAL THREATS** Axanar producer Alec Peters threatens to have //Prelude// actors take legal action over a former staffer'​s planned release of a blooper reel aimed at Peters'​ amateur acting. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[blooper threat|Read more »]] (Filed 7/​20/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 <wrap lo>​**AXANAR SCRIPT LEAKED** After producer Alec Peters attacked him on Facebook, Axanar'​s former chief technologist retaliated by posting a copy of the script that led to the copyright lawsuit. Then the Internet reacted. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[script release|Read more »]] (Filed 6/​28/​17)</​wrap>​ <wrap lo>​**AXANAR SCRIPT LEAKED** After producer Alec Peters attacked him on Facebook, Axanar'​s former chief technologist retaliated by posting a copy of the script that led to the copyright lawsuit. Then the Internet reacted. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[script release|Read more »]] (Filed 6/​28/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**WIN SOME, LOSE SOME** Axanar creative consultant David Gerrold scores some points in the trademark and copyright infringement case brought by the Dr. Seuss estate. [[https://​www.inc.com/​erik-sherman/​dr-seuss-company-sues-authors-over-seuss-star-trek.html|Read more at Inc. »]] (Filed 7/​4/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**UNDISCLOSED POLL** results are used by Axanar CEO Alec Peters to justify diverting Indiegogo funds to new purposes, like moving Star Trek sets and setting up shop somewhere else after losing the costly studio fans' money had built but had never been used. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[moving survey|Read more »]] (Filed 4/​17/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**INDIEGONEGONE?​** Axanar'​s frustrating search for space to store its sets runs into burnt bridges with fan producers. And having lost his studio, Peters polls donors, hoping to divert the Indiegogo funds he raised to keep the studio to fund his relocation. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[starbase sets|Read more »]] (Filed 4/​12/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**VACATING THE PREMISES** Peters strikes a deal with his landlord, who's forgiving the rest of the lease so long as Axanar moves out of Industry Studios by the end of April. That hasn't stopped Peters from continuing to collect money from his foundering Indiegogo campaign despite the loss of the studio that was its centerpiece. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[studio move|Read more »]] (Filed 4/​9/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**SOUND AND FURY** Axanar'​s crowdfunding initiative to save Industry Studios lacks a crowd. At the halfway mark in his Indiegogo campaign, CEO Alec Peters'​ lackluster promotional efforts have kept former supporters away.  {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[indiegogo halt|Read more »]] (Filed 4/​4/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>**A WEE COMIC** For the duration of Axanar'​s attempt on Indiegogo to get Star Trek fans to continue to pay for the operations of its beleaguered studio, we're publishing a daily webcomic trying to offer an incisive look at the effort, which needs $200,000 to begin to put the soundstage on a sound financial track. [[https://​axamonitorcomic.wordpress.com|Read more »]] (Filed 3/​26/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 <wrap lo>​**EXPLORING AXANAR** AxaMonitor presents its analysis of Axanar'​s recent donor memo, financial report and new Indiegogo campaign in the form of a kids' book, "Think of the Children."​ A Starfleet cadet and his commanding officer go on an adventure to learn about Axanar. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[think children|Read more »]] (Updated 3/​22/​17)</​wrap>​ <wrap lo>​**EXPLORING AXANAR** AxaMonitor presents its analysis of Axanar'​s recent donor memo, financial report and new Indiegogo campaign in the form of a kids' book, "Think of the Children."​ A Starfleet cadet and his commanding officer go on an adventure to learn about Axanar. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[think children|Read more »]] (Updated 3/​22/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**NO MORE KICKSTARTER** ​ After Axanar'​s delayed Kickstarter pitch video leaked, producer Alec Peters announced a last-minute switch to Indiegogo for a 30-day campaign to pay for its' studio rent. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[kickstarter pitch|Read more »]] (Updated 3/​17/​17)</​wrap>​ 
  
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-<wrap lo>​**PETERS ASSERTS COPYRIGHT AGAINST FAN EDIT** In an ironic turn, Alec Peters issued a takedown against a pseudonymous fan-edit of //Prelude to Axanar// that cut his appearance as Garth of Izar. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude fan edit|Read more »]] (Filed 2/​15/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**FROM THERE TO HERE** TrekZone’s Matthew Miller and AxaMonitor editor Carlos Pedraza team up in a three-part podcast to examine the past, present and future of fan films in the wake of the settlement of Axanar'​s copyright infringement lawsuit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[trekzone history|Read more »]] (Filed 2/​11/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**PUBLIC DONATIONS APPEAL REMOVED** Axanar removes its website'​s donation link and language portraying it as a nonprofit—just a cosmetic change? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[plea removed|Read more »]] (Filed 2/​6/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 <wrap lo>​**SETTLEMENT AFTERMATH** Many loose threads remain in the aftermath of the settlement of Axanar'​s copyright lawsuit, including whether producer Alec Peters admitted he ran afoul of copyright law and if its director would stay on. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[settlement aftermath|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​26/​17)</​wrap>​ <wrap lo>​**SETTLEMENT AFTERMATH** Many loose threads remain in the aftermath of the settlement of Axanar'​s copyright lawsuit, including whether producer Alec Peters admitted he ran afoul of copyright law and if its director would stay on. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[settlement aftermath|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​26/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>​**AXANAR SETTLES** After an eleventh-hour flurry of negotiations with its January 31 trial looming, producer Alec Peters came to an accord with CBS and Paramount that ends the year-long copyright battle. Something like //Axanar// will be allowed but under CBS' restrictive fan film guidelines. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar settles|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​20/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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