Axanar haters and ignorant bloggers are trying to say that CBS is suing Axanar again.
Not only is CBS not suing Axanar, they CAN’T sue Axanar. That is right. CBS can’t sue Axanar. Why not? Because the 2017 settlement agreement between CBS and Paramount on one side, and Alec Peters and Axanar on the other side, specifically gives either side a process for resolving any alleged breach of the settlement agreement and disallows a subsequent lawsuit.
The process is…
1) A Party who feels the other party has breached the settlement agreement must serve written notice to the opposing party.
2) The allegedly breaching party has 10 days to cure that breach or object.
3) If the allegedly breaching party objects, the party who feels the agreement has been breached has only ONE option, to go to arbitration.
4) At arbitration a party would have to prove a breach and then prove DAMAGES.
Over the past 3 1/2 years, CBS has sent 6 unique letters to Axanar claiming we breached the settlement agreement. Sometimes, we see their point and we change something. But often there has been some thing they have claimed is a breach and we disagree and we reject their claim. CBS has never gone to arbitration.
CBS doesn’t want another war with its fans. It spent 13 months, during the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, suing its biggest fans. CBS specifically settled the Axanar lawsuit before the launch of Discovery, and the more attention it draws to Axanar, the Star Trek a huge number of its fans love over their own product, the worse for CBS.
We aren’t CBS’s enemy. We love Star Trek, and while we had issues with Discovery, we didn’t bash it, we gave it a chance, we loved Captain Pike, and we are genuinely excited for Picard!
We will continue to work within the spirit and letter of the settlement agreement and support CBS Star Trek. It would be nice if they would support their fans the same way.