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shenzhou_kickstarter [2018/07/08 11:17]
Carlos Pedraza [Other Crowdfunded Star Trek Fan Books] adds Ladies of Kirk section
shenzhou_kickstarter [2018/08/22 16:08] (current)
Carlos Pedraza [Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Fan-Published ‘Discovery’ Book] updates with successful conclusion of Kickstarter
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 An ambitious U.K. Kickstarter campaign may test whether CBS' safe harbor for otherwise copyright-infringing fan films will also extend to fan-published books. An ambitious U.K. Kickstarter campaign may test whether CBS' safe harbor for otherwise copyright-infringing fan films will also extend to fan-published books.
  
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 +<wrap em lo>​UPDATE</​wrap>​ <wrap lo>The Star Trek: Shenzhou Kickstarter campaign ended August 20, 2018, having reached [[https://​www.kickstarter.com/​projects/​engingerboom/​star-trek-shenzhou-a-star-trek-discovery-fanbook|128 percent]] of its goal, for a total of £2,574 (USD $3,324) from 68 backers.</​wrap>​
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 ===== Star Trek: Shenzhou ===== ===== Star Trek: Shenzhou =====
  
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 Gingerboom encouraged prospective backers to donate before the limited number of book copies were ordered, adding he hoped for a second campaign would allow for another printing if he could stay "​within the allowed crowdfunding amount, but I can't guarantee that second printing."​(([[https://​www.kickstarter.com/​projects/​engingerboom/​star-trek-shenzhou-a-star-trek-discovery-fanbook| Star Trek: Shenzhou Kickstarter page]], retrieved 7/7/18.)) Gingerboom encouraged prospective backers to donate before the limited number of book copies were ordered, adding he hoped for a second campaign would allow for another printing if he could stay "​within the allowed crowdfunding amount, but I can't guarantee that second printing."​(([[https://​www.kickstarter.com/​projects/​engingerboom/​star-trek-shenzhou-a-star-trek-discovery-fanbook| Star Trek: Shenzhou Kickstarter page]], retrieved 7/7/18.))
  
-[{{https://​www.kicktraq.com/​projects/​engingerboom/​star-trek-shenzhou-a-star-trek-discovery-fanbook/​minichart.png|**TRACKING THE KICKSTARTER** The stats website, Kicktraq keeps tabs on the progress of the "Star Trek: Shenzou"​ book publication project. The £2,000 goal is equivalent to USD$2,657. This graphic updates upon refresh.}}]+[{{https://​www.kicktraq.com/​projects/​engingerboom/​star-trek-shenzhou-a-star-trek-discovery-fanbook/​minichart.png|**TRACKING THE KICKSTARTER** The crowdfunding statistics ​website, Kicktraqkeeps tabs on the progress of the "Star Trek: Shenzou"​ book publication project. The £2,000 goal is equivalent to USD$2,​657. ​//This graphic updates upon refresh//.}}]
  
 ==== Running Afoul of CBS Guidelines ==== ==== Running Afoul of CBS Guidelines ====
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 ===== Mixed Fan Reactions to ‘Shenzhou’ ===== ===== Mixed Fan Reactions to ‘Shenzhou’ =====
  
-While "Star Trek: Shenzhou"​'​s ​Kickstarter fared well in its first week, it garnered few comments from donors. In other forums, however, Star Trek fans wondered about "​Shenzhou"'​s likelihood to attract a "​[[copyright_infringement#​what_does_copyright_protect|cease and desist]]"​ letter from CBS' attorneys.+While the "Star Trek: Shenzhou"​ Kickstarter fared well in its first week, it garnered few comments from donors. In other forums, however, Star Trek fans wondered about "​Shenzhou"'​s likelihood to attract a "​[[copyright_infringement#​what_does_copyright_protect|cease and desist]]"​ letter from CBS' attorneys.
  
 On Facebook'​s Fan Film Forum, a generally pro-Axanar discussion group, former fan producer Kelly Rhodes, forced to have "​scrapped my plans due to the fan film guideline restrictions,"​ said he believed "the guidelines should either apply to all Trek fan productions or none. It is infuriating that all Trek fan production media but films can call it Star Trek and offer incentives to backers. The guidelines target and attack one fan medium. ​ I know CBS and Paramount do this because their medium is live action productions and that’s all they really care about. Still, it's frustrating when other Trek fan production mediums can still do what Trek fan film makers have been told they can’t do."​(([[face>​groups/​fanfilmforum/​permalink/​741438512863517/?​comment_id=741953422812026&​comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R1%22%7D|Kelly Rhodes comment, Fan Film Forum]] Facebook group, 7/7/18.)) On Facebook'​s Fan Film Forum, a generally pro-Axanar discussion group, former fan producer Kelly Rhodes, forced to have "​scrapped my plans due to the fan film guideline restrictions,"​ said he believed "the guidelines should either apply to all Trek fan productions or none. It is infuriating that all Trek fan production media but films can call it Star Trek and offer incentives to backers. The guidelines target and attack one fan medium. ​ I know CBS and Paramount do this because their medium is live action productions and that’s all they really care about. Still, it's frustrating when other Trek fan production mediums can still do what Trek fan film makers have been told they can’t do."​(([[face>​groups/​fanfilmforum/​permalink/​741438512863517/?​comment_id=741953422812026&​comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R1%22%7D|Kelly Rhodes comment, Fan Film Forum]] Facebook group, 7/7/18.))