I hadn't seen this when it was originally posted, but I saw it elsewhere and it looks really good! I hope Paramount can come to some sort of deal where this gets made, even if it's for-profit direct-to-disc sales, and all the profits go to Paramount.
During a recent interview, JJ said he didn't like that the fan film was being sued and talked the studio into dropping the lawsuit. Sounds like there will be some sort of formal statement in a couple weeks once an agreement on use is completed.
Legal agreement finally reached. Will have to wait to know exactly how much they managed to beat them down, but changes to current film have been promised as well as following those stupid "fanfilm" guide requirements for any future works.
From what I've read they have to follow CBS/Paramount's guidelines for ST fan films, so yes they're only allowed to do two 15 min 'episodes'. My question is what's going to happen to all the people that supported the Kickstarter? All of the perks had them getting a complete 'feature film', not two episodes that can only be distributed via YouTube. Word is the people making it already spent all the money (the legal stuff was pro bono) and they only filmed one 'scene'. I'm expecting more fallout from this. On the legal side, the case is already being used in another Star Trek copyright lawsuit about some book.