Axanar David Grossman Declaration and Exhibits

Janet Gershen-Siegel

Jespah (Janet Gershen-Siegel) has been a fan of Star Trek since probably the first set of reruns of The Original Series. She has an eclectic background, including an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, a JD (she practiced insurance defense law for a few years in New York and is a lot happier since she retired from that in 1990), and a MS in Interactive Media, which is a real-live social media degree.

Along the way, she has about a decade and a half of data analysis work under her belt and currently works as a blog coordinator for a high-end wedding blog and also as a blogger for hire (topics include diverse subjects like ad retargeting but also the nursing job market), and has a shingle out to work on social media presence, with a focus on independent authors as she is also a published science fiction author. Plus, she has been a community manager for a large Q & A website since 2002, which is before that existed as a job title.

She was raised on Long Island so, when she is riled up, the accent gallops back out and she can sound like Fran Drescher with a law degree. She lives in Boston with her husband of over 20 years and more computers than they need.

She can always be bribed with pie.

Axanar David Grossman Declaration and Exhibits

The David Grossman Declaration was added as a part of the recent Application for an Ex Parte order.

Semantic Shenanigans Axanar David Grossman Declaration and Exhibits

There are a lot of documents here; we’ll get through them together, page by page, okay? This blog post paginates so it won’t load a ton of images every time.

Exhibit B

Page 1

So as before, we start with a cover sheet.

David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B

David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B, Page 1

Page 2

This entire exhibit consists of an October 3, 2016 letter sent by attorney Jennifer Jason of Loeb & Loeb to defense counsel Erin Ranahan. And it is essentially a list of items the plaintiffs requested and were still waiting for. So on this page, the listed items are:

  • Affiliates and owners of Axanar Productions
  • Scripts
  • Agreements with third parties
David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B

David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B, Page 2

Page 3

And then the requests continue on this page, and consist of:

  • Ares Studio (they mean documentation about same)
  • Schedules (to create the film or films)
  • All partial and complete versions of the Axanar works
  • Communications relating to the Axanar works (these include the emails subject to the Motion to Compel Discovery
David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B

David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B, Page 3

Page 4

So plaintiffs continue the requests:

  • Communications with actors
  • Communications with Robert Meyer Burnett
  • and Communications with Diana Kingsbury
  • Communications relating to the Axanar works
  • Social Media postings (as you can imagine, there are a ton of these)
David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B

David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B, Page 4

Page 5

And to continue with the requests:

  • Documents relating to plaintiffs
  • Star Trek (they mean documents about Star Trek, e. g. this would cover emails, for example, comparing Axanar to licensed Trek, if such emails exist)
  • Expenditures (this is the one which defense marked as ‘Highly Confidential’)
  • Communications with YouTube and Kickstarter (the former may reference DMCA takedown notices sent by Axanar; the latter probably references donor and financial data)
David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B

David Grossman Declaration, Exhibit B, Page 5

Janet Gershen-Siegel

Jespah (Janet Gershen-Siegel) has been a fan of Star Trek since probably the first set of reruns of The Original Series. She has an eclectic background, including an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, a JD (she practiced insurance defense law for a few years in New York and is a lot happier since she retired from that in 1990), and a MS in Interactive Media, which is a real-live social media degree. Along the way, she has about a decade and a half of data analysis work under her belt and currently works as a blog coordinator for a high-end wedding blog and also as a blogger for hire (topics include diverse subjects like ad retargeting but also the nursing job market), and has a shingle out to work on social media presence, with a focus on independent authors as she is also a published science fiction author. Plus, she has been a community manager for a large Q & A website since 2002, which is before that existed as a job title. She was raised on Long Island so, when she is riled up, the accent gallops back out and she can sound like Fran Drescher with a law degree. She lives in Boston with her husband of over 20 years and more computers than they need. She can always be bribed with pie.

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