It's going to court!

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by PicardSpeedo, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. BurnhamAll

    BurnhamAll Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It would be unwise for anyone to be commenting on litigation without actual knowledge of IP rights at a legal level. Let's not forget all the nonsense that went back and forth in the early days of Axanar, with wild claims that Alec Peters would win in a slam dunk, or that Star Trek would enter the public domain because of some legal loophole.
     
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  2. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Known Robot Sympathizer Moderator

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    But logic and reason has no place here.
     
  3. BurnhamAll

    BurnhamAll Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Fair enough! A good lesson as a new poster...
     
  4. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Known Robot Sympathizer Moderator

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    Just remember that your opinion is superior to any fact and you’ll be fine here. :p
     
  5. CorporalClegg

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  6. Noname Given

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    ^^^
    But...but..that's true ANYWHERE on the Internet these days. ;)
     
  7. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Known Robot Sympathizer Moderator

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    It depends on how much you hate something, the more hate equals the more correctness.
     
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  8. carlosp

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    On AxaMonitor: A federal judge challenges game developer Anas Abdin to show proof Star Trek: Discovery creators had seen his Tardigrades game before developing the TV series. Also, filing deadlines were set for CBS' motion to dismiss the copyright infringement lawsuit. Read more »
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  9. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    @carlosp getting us back on track! Thanks Carlos!
     
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  10. cultcross

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    This should be fun.
     
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  11. DaveyNY

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    What are the odds that somebody on the Discovery Production Team had a STEAM Account, saw Abdin's game, and then actually voted for it.

    Does ASTRONOMICAL even come close?

    SO, now his lawyers have to find out the names of all the DIscovery production team (past & present);
    Get STEAM to give them complete access to its members files to see if any of the above had a STEAM account;
    Cross reference that list with more STEAM member info about who actually voted for his game.
    And then convince the Judge beyond a reasonable doubt, that that person or persons had any influence on the decisions of how Discovery was developed.

    I've been a very active member of STEAM for many years and had voted for several games to be "advanced" in that now defunct program but until all this hit the mainstream media, I'd never heard of him or had seen his game.

    "This should be fun" seems a bit understated.
    ;)
     
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  12. fireproof78

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    Good.
     
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  13. CorporalClegg

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    It's in the ballpark. The number of registered Steam games is approaching a billion. Granted, the vast majority of them are nothing more than an entry in a database. Even still, the number of games that have a full dev page/tracker up and running is still in the millions. And the game didn't even have much on it Steam page until AFTER the shenanigans started. When the news first came out, I did extensive searching. All the relevant information was buried in a dev blog that I really had to go out of my way to find - a blog that was spread across nearly six years. The cherrypicked images were then reposted on a gaming forum less than a month before the lawsuit as filed. (And certainly years after Disco had been in development.)
     
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  14. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, I went looking as well when this first came up and I couldn't even find it.
    Wasn't till a couple of weeks later that it seemed to pop up out of nowhere when I looked again.
    :vulcan:
     
  15. carlosp

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    ON AXAMONITOR: The Tardigrades lawsuit finally names a Discovery writer who might've learned about the videogame at the heart of the copyright infringement lawsuit, but alas, the plaintiff's timing may be a bit off. Also, the third amended legal complaint concedes Anas Abdin could win a lot less in damages than he initially hoped. Read more »
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  16. Red Panda

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    I know you're just reporting facts, but you've indirectly condemned the writer you mention in your article to months of online abuse and rape threats, because your article and writing will be used by the white trash YouTubers for their upcoming bullshit.
     
  17. BillJ

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    Thanks for the update.

    This was what it was always going to come down to. Proof that someone involved with the show had access to the game materials.

    Without that, there is no case that I can see.
     
  18. Red Panda

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    @carlosp - Do you know where Abdin found his lawyer? He seems a bit shit at his job.
     
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  19. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Ugh...did the lawyers really file court documents mistakenly using the name "Star Wars" instead of "Star Trek?"
     
  20. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This lawsuit is an absolute train wreck.

    That would have happened anyways, they’re not the only person reporting on this.
     
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