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Power/Rangers is back online after last week's legal drama

Joseph Kahn's Power Rangers short film is back on YouTube and Vimeo following a threat of legal action reportedly issued by original IP holders Saban Entertainment, Deadline reports.

With the film's digital return, producer Adi Shankar has released a disclaimer that makes it clear: Power/Rangers has nothing to do with the Saban brand, is not endorsed by Saban and is not for profit.

"Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the FAN FILM," reads a statement from Shankar. "Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product. I claim no rights to any of the characters (don't send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the NSFW version. An alternate safe version is on youtube."

Shankar has been outspoken about his disappointment in Saban's decision to react to copyright laws that he describes as an "outright infringement on freedom of expression and individualism."

It's unclear whether the new disclaimer can stave off further legal problems, or how long the fan film will remain online. Polygon recently spoke with Brad Newberg, an intellectual property partner at the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP, about the legal grey area that exists around this matter.

Power/Rangers was quickly taken down from Vimeo after its creators receiving complaints from Saban Brands following the film's release earlier this month. Shankar's representative Ash Venkatram told TMZ at the time that the team will keep the video on YouTube until they are sent a formal cease and desist letter. The film was later removed from YouTube.

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