Star Trek Discovery gets sued over plagerism and other problems

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Re: Star Trek Discovery gets sued over plagerism and other problems

Post by Darth Lucifer » 2019-09-21 12:40pm

Update: Anas Abdin's Tardigrades lawsuit has been dismissed in its entirely by the District Court. In her Opinion, the Judge applied the "substantial similarity" test for copyright infringement and found that the Plaintiff's works lacked "protected elements" which were substantially similar to Star Trek: Discovery.

Leonard French from Lawful Masses on YouTube gives the breakdown (32:03):


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Re: Star Trek Discovery gets sued over plagerism and other problems

Post by Solauren » 2019-09-21 12:46pm

My reply in full:
1999: Star Trek Voyager, Season 5 Finale, Season 6 primere: Using the remains of dead aliens as power.

The idea of a drive powered by organics is nothing knew, and Star Trek had it on a show 14 years before this video game was in development.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery gets sued over plagerism and other problems

Post by Darth Lucifer » 2019-09-21 10:48pm

Abdin's Tardigrades didn't even have a drive, the video clips from his website show a giant Tardigrade wrapping itself around a guy and floating off.

I also found a copy of the opinion online for anyone who wants to read the full document (15 pages total).

https://www.scribd.com/document/4267175 ... 543-0066-0

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