Oops, I didn't know that. I know (we all know) about the "He Walked Among Us" situation, and I understood that Phase II can't film any episode which was ment to be filmed for Star Trek as CBS/Paramount have the copyright for the scripts. "Kitumba" and "The Protracted Man" are save because they were already filmed. But "Mind Sifter" was not ment to be filmed as a Star Trek episode.
The question is, what has CBS/Paramount to do with the book Star Trek: The New Voyages? I know it's published by Bantam Books, and they are considered as licensed Star Trek material. So, what is licensed Star Trek material and what is not? "Troublesome Minds" has also been published, not in Bantam Books but in Pocked Books wich, acording of what I have read in Memory Alpha "Pocket Books is the imprint under which all current Star Trek mass market paperback novels are published" which I believe this makes this novel licensed material, and James Cawley has confirmed a few days ago in another thread here that "Troublesome minds is going to happen,it has just been slightly pushed back on the schedule".
So, in which way is "Mind-Sifter" different to "Troublesome Minds"?