Long running fan group and martial arts academy, New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy has be shut down due to lawsuit by LucasArts Film and parent company Disney.
Founded in 2005, New York Jedi taught classes in saber combat, performed at conventions and sold fan merchandise (something LucasArts claims comes extremly close to copyright infringement).
It is a sad day for fan groups as this joins a growing list of projects and groups being shut down by the companies that own the content they love.
Is this a dangerous trend or are companies just protecting what is their own?
(Photos via the New York Jedi Facebook page)