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Im writing a story based on the Star Trek

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I''m writing a story based on the ''Star Trek'' universe created by Gene Roddenberry and owed by Paramount. Do I need to have permission before submitting the work for copyright?

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I don't know the specifics of your story, or how "close" it is to Star Trek, but from the way you describe it, I would be almost positive that you need permission, or you would be running into some major copyright problems. You could be running into problems with character copyrights, story-lines---any number of different things protected by copyright. On the other hand, you may be able to obtain permission to use some of the copyrighted info, quite easily.

I wish you the best of luck on your venture.

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