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Offline Zach

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Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« on: 05 June 2009 08:59 PM »
I recieved this letter in my e-mail a short while ago.  My response is in the next post.

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Dear Mr. Nicodemous:
 
This letter is being written to you on  behalf of Paramount Pictures Corporation ("Paramount"). Paramount is the owner  of rights in and to the "Star Trek," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek:  The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager," and "Star Trek: Enterprise"  television series and Star Trek motion picture (hereinafter referred to as "Star  Trek"). No one is authorized to copy, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use  Star Trek without the express written permission of Paramount.

It  has come to our attention that the website located at "http://www.trek-tube.com," for which you are  the service provider, is reproducing and distributing Star Trek. You are hereby  put on notice that the reproduction, transmission and/or distribution by you of  unauthorized copies of Star Trek constitutes copyright infringement.  Moreover,  you are assisting third parties in the unauthorized reproduction and  distribution of Star Trek, and are therefore vicariously and contributorily  liable for all such acts of infringement.

Paramount hereby demands  that you and all those who have acted in concert with you immediately cease any  unauthorized copying, transmission, distribution and/or other utilization of any  of its protected intellectual property, including any use of Star  Trek.

We demand that you immediately provide us with written confirmation  that you have complied with Paramount's demands.  Should you not do so,  Paramount expressly reserves all of its rights to file a lawsuit against you to  obtain damages for all past acts of infringement and an injunction to prevent  any future infringement.

Nothing contained in this letter  constitutes an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies, or defenses of  Paramount, all of which are expressly reserved.                                                                 

Very truly  yours,
 Keats McFarland & Wilson LLP

Offline Zach

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #1 on: 05 June 2009 09:00 PM »
My Response:

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Hi There David,

TrekTube is primarily a Star Trek Gaming video sharing website similar to
several other websites that currently exist on the internet for the purpose
of hosting fan created videos captured using Star Trek Games.

 The site is operated in co-ordination with my other website, Hailing
Frequency (located at www.hailingfrequency.co.uk) which is a Star Trek
Gaming news site and podcast and has been running for 6 years.

In addition to hosting gaming videos, we also host trailers for several fan
produced Star Trek Mods or Games, several video interviews that Hailing
Frequency has conducted in the past 5 years with the developers of Star Trek
Online and other Star Trek Stars, Video versions of our podcasts, so on and
so forth,   We also more recently host a Star Trek XI section which contains
only the trailers which have been released for Star Trek XI which can be
removed if in violation.

Other than this Star Trek XI section, I do not believe that anything in use
is specifically in violation of your copyrights and even the those trailers
which we host are available on dozens of other video websites.

I am available throughout the day to speak with you either via e-mail, or I
would be happy to speak with you on the phone, my number is London 0208 144 9***

Awaiting your response.

Thanks
Zach


Offline Jatal Khyron

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #2 on: 06 June 2009 03:07 PM »
That is such 'censored'. The website doesn't show whole episodes or movies, nor does it violate any copyrights. YouTube shows a helluva lot more than that. This is nothing more than a case of intimidation, those pinheads have no legal leg to stand on.

Offline Falin

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #3 on: 06 June 2009 03:33 PM »
There is no grounds for this, they have not researched it well, i'm sure it's a case of a well known Zach "Hater" trying stir up trouble again.

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Offline NanoByte

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #4 on: 07 June 2009 12:20 AM »
Wow, what BS lol... make sure you stick it to em!

They probably just like the name "TrekTube" and are trying to get you to shut it down so they can use it lol

Offline Virogen

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #5 on: 24 June 2009 02:13 PM »
Hey, this is Mike from TrekCore - I was wondering if there are any updates to this?  Did they back down?


Offline Zach

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #6 on: 24 June 2009 02:36 PM »
I havent heard anything back from them in 2 weeks now, I am interpreting that as a stand down.

If you'd like to discuss the matter in more detail Virogen, please let me know.

Offline RPHX Fyasko

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #7 on: 15 August 2009 01:10 AM »
This is just another case of "someone telling someone of suspected infringement". Do they know what "infringement" is. They need to grab a Webster's and read the definition.

  The Law Group that sent you the letter did no background investigation, which proves that they are just legal meat puppets.

Offline Zach

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #8 on: 15 August 2009 09:19 AM »
Nothing was ever pursued on this case and I havent heard from them in months so I consider it closed.

In another development, I have today been asked to remove our video coverage of the Las Vegas Trek Con from Youtube, lol.

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Re: Hailing Frequency requested to shut down Trek-Tube!
« Reply #9 on: 15 August 2009 09:51 AM »
Nothing was ever pursued on this case and I havent heard from them in months so I consider it closed.

In another development, I have today been asked to remove our video coverage of the Las Vegas Trek Con from Youtube, lol.

LOL why? that is just silly!
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