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Star Trek Discovery (CBS) are being sued for plagiarism by Anas Abdin, creator of Tardigrades.

terrybunce313terrybunce313 Member Posts: 19 Arc User
Star Trek Discovery is being sued for plagiarism by Anas Abdin, creator of the game Tardigrades for similarities with his game
Could this mean Curtains for STO Discovery content? As CBS are being sued for the show and must be getting royalties from the STO MMORPG Devs.

Copy the links and share your thoughts on this, (sorry for the pun) Discovery.

Links: Nerdrotic Channel, video report

Anas Abdin's Tardigrades Blog http://anas-tronaut.blogspot.com/2017/10/star-trek-discovery-tardigrades.html

#startrekdiscovery #startrekdiscoveryseason2 #startreklawsuit #AnasAbdin

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,257 Arc User
    Doesn't belong in General, and we already had a thread on this very subject shut down because it got VERY heated.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 181 Arc User
    I imagine STO, itself, is pretty insulated... Speaking strictly as a layman, it doesn't appear that STO profited from much of anything involved from the principle lawsuit. The Tardigrade you get from the starter pack, it could be argued, came strictly complementary and thereby STO received no profit from it--the characters themselves that are considered as part of the lawsuit don't seem to appear in the game, or (more importantly) are part of the STO F2P model and they don't profit directly that way.

    That's just my reading of the situation; IMO, STO should be relatively fine whatever way the lawsuit ends.
  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 181 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Doesn't belong in General, and we already had a thread on this very subject shut down because it got VERY heated.

    Do you have a link to that thread? I tried using the search bar, but I can't find it. I'm curious what others have been saying...
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,257 Arc User
    Its in Ten Forward. Still on page one. Can't miss it.
    Honestly I'm just tired of seeing this pop up as if its the end of the world. Its so polarizing that its putting Trek fans at each others throats.
    66998372863950ee98cf7da9786e2ea9-db80k0m.png
    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • terrybunce313terrybunce313 Member Posts: 19 Arc User
    I'm streaming this live to record everyones opinion on the matter, to help spread the word and the point is to see how it will affect STO in GENERAL.
  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 181 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Its in Ten Forward. Still on page one. Can't miss it.
    Honestly I'm just tired of seeing this pop up as if its the end of the world. Its so polarizing that its putting Trek fans at each others throats.

    Yeah, I understand. Thanks for pointing me--I'll see if I can find it.
  • terrybunce313terrybunce313 Member Posts: 19 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    Doesn't belong in General, and we already had a thread on this very subject shut down because it got VERY heated.

    Do you have a link to that thread? I tried using the search bar, but I can't find it. I'm curious what others have been saying...

    Its was shut down, so there wont be a link.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,257 Arc User
    It won't. The lawsuit is honestly a joke. Its almost like no one's ever heard of parallel development.
    And word is that Indie Dev may have ripped off Dune, and there's rumors that he tweaked some of his not even released game after the fact.
    Rumors aside... its being fueled by Discovery haters who only want to see Discovery burn, and anyone who disagrees gets beat to death with the "True Fan" shtick and won't listen to any counter arguments. And in some cases they just want a big company to get smashed by a little guy because reasons.

    MY opinion: honestly sick and tired of it getting hyped up and turning us against each other.
    66998372863950ee98cf7da9786e2ea9-db80k0m.png
    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • terrybunce313terrybunce313 Member Posts: 19 Arc User
    That's not my agenda I can assure you, I just want a decent and civil conversation on the topic.
  • sheldonlcoopersheldonlcooper Member Posts: 3,676 Arc User
    anyone can sue anyone for anything.
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard: "We think we've come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches, it's all ancient history. Then - before you can blink an eye - suddenly it threatens to start all over again."

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 45,257 Arc User
    That's not my agenda I can assure you, I just want a decent and civil conversation on the topic.

    Good luck. The last thread devolved into a fight over who's right about our legal system.
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    I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
    The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
    The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
  • jslynjslyn Member Posts: 1,554 Arc User
    Aren't tardigrades real animals? Unless this guy is a god, Iiiiiiii don't think that he invented them.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 8,022 Arc User
    It's old news, about a suit even more ill-fated than the Axanar mess, being pushed heavily by a YouTube account that has so far exhibited very little regard for truth.
    "Science teaches us to expect -- demand -- more than just eerie mysteries. What use is a puzzle that can't be solved? Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the universe to make sense!"

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  • lianthelialianthelia Member Posts: 6,670 Arc User
    rattler2 wrote: »
    It won't. The lawsuit is honestly a joke. Its almost like no one's ever heard of parallel development.
    And word is that Indie Dev may have ripped off Dune, and there's rumors that he tweaked some of his not even released game after the fact.
    Rumors aside... its being fueled by Discovery haters who only want to see Discovery burn, and anyone who disagrees gets beat to death with the "True Fan" shtick and won't listen to any counter arguments. And in some cases they just want a big company to get smashed by a little guy because reasons.

    MY opinion: honestly sick and tired of it getting hyped up and turning us against each other.

    Discovery turned fans against each other, it has nothing to do with a lawsuit

  • lianthelialianthelia Member Posts: 6,670 Arc User
    jonsills wrote: »
    It's old news, about a suit even more ill-fated than the Axanar mess, being pushed heavily by a YouTube account that has so far exhibited very little regard for truth.

    That's why the judge declared it wasn't a frivolous lawsuit, something every Discovery fan says it is the moment it's brought up.

  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 8,022 Arc User
    edited January 12
    And here is where the whole "knowledge of the law" argument began in the other thread.

    The judge did not declare the lawsuit "non-frivolous"; that's not the job of the judge at that point. He merely permitted it to advance to the discovery stage, which is the stage at which the two sides are required to inform one another of the evidence they've collected. It's not nearly the ominous note those whose legal education comes from prime-time TV seem to believe it to be.

    Frivolity is determined during the testimony phase, which is where I expect this whole thing to go down the porcelain fixture.
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 6,164 Arc User
    Welcome to August 2018!

    I wonder why Daniels sent us back here?

  • baddmoonrizinbaddmoonrizin Member Posts: 4,424 Community Moderator
    We're just not going to be doing these anymore, because they ALWAYS devolve. /Thread
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