CBS/Paramount sues to stop Axanar 2 - Electric Boogaloo-Fanboys gone WILD-too many hyphens

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by jespah, May 10, 2018.

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Do you enjoy pie?

  1. Yes, sweet, please

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  2. Yes, savory, please

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  3. Yes, any kind

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  4. No, I'm a heathen

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  1. fireproof78

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    According to IRS publication once the application is filed it can operate as a tax-exempt, even if the status is pending:
    The part I bolded indicates that donations will only become tax-deductible if the application is approved. So, it's a bit of a dice roll. Nothing new in this case though.
     
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  2. Sgt_G

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    I suppose "from a certain point of view", they are a non-profit, because don't you have to actually put out a product before you can begin to make a profit???
     
  3. motorhead

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    if i was a corporate lawyer, i think i'd like to work for CBS. first garth vader, and now that middle-eastern guy that sues them because apparently they stole the whole Discovery premise from his video game. is it true he faked death threats against himself using his own handwriting in the process of gaining money for an appeal of the dismissal of the lawsuit? heh. mate, i used to fake stuff when i was 10 (?), but i used to alter my handwriting, use a typewriter or the neighhbor's computer printer. watch some crime show for christ's sake. i'm sure CBS All Access got you covered.
     
  4. Admiral2

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    Actually, no. As long as you make more than you spend you've made a profit. That's the definition. Whether your expenditure actually leads to anything being produced is beside the point. What makes the product important is if you want to make the profit legally. Loan sharks, bookies, protection racketeers and, of course, con artists, all make profits without producing a damn thing.
     
  5. Maurice

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    I find it sad that you felt the need to call Anas Abdin "that middle-eastern guy" instead of taking 2 seconds to look up his name or even refer to him as the "tardigrades guy".
     
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  6. dmac

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    Different type of profit but the acquisition of assets becomes property that one could derive future income from.
     
  7. 137th Gebirg

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    I have to wonder, though, with all the extraneous expenses they’ve gone through, including the immense amount of money in the lawsuits, are they really making a measurable profit?
     
  8. mthompson1701

    mthompson1701 Commander Red Shirt

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    Today's donor email "Be one of the first 30 people to buy an Ares Studios coffee mug from the 2017 Indiegogo (the one that moved them from California to Georgia), and get a free patch." AP, you have enough of my money, and you're not getting anymore of it since you couldn't manage the money I gave you already the way it should've been.

    I had to read this email 3 times just to make sure I was reading it right. I guess since he can't sell Axanar merchandise, sell Ares Studios merchandise instead. I wish it would stop. I'm no longer interested in AP's version of Axanar (I know I've said that before on here.)
     
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  9. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I suppose you could always unsubscribe on their website, but it probably would be ignored and you'll get spammed anyway.
     
  10. trynda1701

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    Hit that 'Report Spam' button on your email, bub! ;)

    So, more coffee based shenanigans, eh? :brickwall::sigh:
     
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  11. RedForman

    RedForman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Desperation is setting in.

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  12. drt

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    Even with rent for the various studios warehouses and paying for some of the "pro bono" legal representation, there was $2.1 million raised around the time of the lawsuit, with additional fundraising and corporate sponsorship since then - could easily still have several hundred grand remaining.
     
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  13. Sgt_G

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    Must be nice to get other people to pay for your hobbies.
     
  14. Csalem

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  15. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Captain Captain

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    So, I'll say it. How long from an announcement to filming? Not years anyway! ;)
     
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  16. Maurice

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    So, I should start up crowdfunding for the project @Harvey and I are doing?

    [heads for Kickstarter]
     
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