CBS should sue Midnight's Edge

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Red Panda, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Red Panda

    Red Panda Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    This YouTube channel has made up so much rubbish about Star Trek, and profits off it too with their Patreon and DVDs. They spread fake news, which makes and fosters ugliness in the fanbase that makes the rest of us look really bad!

    This isn't a case of disagreeing with their views, but it is absurd they are still peddling the story that CBS doesn't have the rights to the original show or The Next Generation.

    Shut it down.
     
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  2. feek61

    feek61 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have never even heard of it.
     
  3. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    And make them more popular and famous than they are right now? Best way to treat a conspiracy is to just ignore it. That or create alternate theories so nobody knows what form what. Why do you think we never found out who really killed JFK? It's because so many theories are out their it's hard to know which one is true or if the truth is one we haven't conceived as of yet.

    Jason
     
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  4. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm pretty sure they arrested the guy. Like, within a couple of hours.
     
  5. Gore-ac

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    Oswald was just a patsy.
     
  6. Time is the Fire

    Time is the Fire Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Welcome to freedom of speech. It's kind of uncomfortable but they can carry on as much as they want.
     
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  7. Red Panda

    Red Panda Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Not how that works, especially on privately owned platforms. It also doesn't mean you can't be sued for slander or libel.
     
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  8. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    Midnight's Edge's "sources" are a conspiracy theorist with zero grip on reality and an elderly lady who's greatest claim to fame is a Picard/Riker fanfic and donating money to help pay Alec Peters' ex-girlfriend's phone bill and gasoline.
     
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  9. Time is the Fire

    Time is the Fire Vice Admiral Admiral

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    If CBS found it actionable then they would have done it.
     
  10. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not worth CBS time or money.
     
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  11. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    More importantly, it would give undue attention and relevance to a complete waste of bandwidth. Besides, I doubt CBS is even aware of the channel's existence.
     
  12. psCargile

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    Thanks. A new channel to watch. They do more than Star Trek. . .
     
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  13. safarial

    safarial Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    They would also have to sue the nerdroic channel, randomgameuser42, ren rants, doomcock at overlord dvd, and at least a few more channels, plus randomgameuser42 was recently on geeks and gamers, so the star trek star trek critic channels are now partnering up with the channels that were the core of the star wars backlash. Midnight's edge might be appearing soon on worldclassbullshitters, and doomcock has already been on the high council, with geeks and gamers, worldclassbullshitters, and comicartistprosecrets. that's a lot of channels that cbs would need to sue.
     
  14. Red Panda

    Red Panda Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I still think there's value in making an example of someone. It's a little "unfair" to single out one cretin, but whatyagonnado? *shrugs shoulders*
     
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  15. safarial

    safarial Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Making an example never works, it just makes them heroes for standing up to the bullying cbs corporation.
     
  16. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, no. They can selectively sue people.
     
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  17. G. Curto

    G. Curto Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh the irony if CBS chose to do such a thing! :guffaw:
     
  18. safarial

    safarial Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It's up to CBS to make that decision, not other fans who want to censor, and silence other fans who don't agree with them.

    You want to fight midnight's Edge, create your own channel, and build an audience to compete with them.
     
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  19. c0rnedfr0g

    c0rnedfr0g Commodore Commodore

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    After stomping out Axanar, it would probably be a good idea for CBS to not take a YT channel to court.
     
  20. G. Curto

    G. Curto Commander Red Shirt

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    They have no basis for a lawsuit (Midnight Edge being demonstrably wrong would not be enough). If it were CBS would have long ago been sued out of existence. :rofl:
     
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