A Star Wars fan is working on a candy for his own kind: The 3D artist Scott Anderson and his team from the Youtube channel Unreal Cinema are producing one Mini-series for the classic game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Kotor).
And that can really be seen in an early production phase. thanks Unreal Engine Virtual Production
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The sword of Damocles of trademark protection usually hovers over such projects. However, the makers have already given the all-clear.
Lucasfilm allows it – with restrictions
In another Video Anderson explains that he has already informed rights holder Lucasfilm of his ambitions. And he received an answer: Lucasfilm approves the fan project, provided that Unreal Cinema adheres to some restrictions.
Accordingly, the fans are not allowed to:
- Use any footage, picture, or music from the Star Wars films
- Publicly fund the project through crowdfunding
- Monetize the videos in any way
- Give the impression that it is not a fan film
According to Anderson, the team can continue working on the Kotor project as long as these rules are followed.
Can problems arise after all?
Unreal Cinema explains that while a Patreon side exists where fans can support the Youtube channel as a whole. However, the money is not shown directly for the project in question, which is why there should be no problems.
Here at least the question of the legal interpretation remains open. After all, Unreal Cinema advertises on Patreon (among other things) with the Kotor miniseries for supporters. So it is to be hoped for the project and the fans that this factor does not lead to difficulties after all.
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