Semantic Shenanigans Episode 12 – Nepotism

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 12 – Nepotism Nepotism? Well, maybe a little bit.... Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna just returned from the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference, where she presented a paper on Pussy Riot fandom. Plus she's all excited because Stranger Things 2 just dropped! Time to binge watch!  Janet…

Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Granted in Part

Seuss vs. ComicMix

The Seuss v. ComicMix Defense Summary Judgment Motion Has Been Granted in Part So, the ComicMix case continues! I analyze it here. Despite what you may have heard or read elsewhere, this case is far from over. Instead, the court heard a defense motion for summary judgment. And the results were, shall we say, not…

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 – Spoiled Passengers

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 5 - Spoiled Passengers Spoiler passengers? Stay tuned! Spoiled Passengers is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna continues to mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher. She and her dissertation advisor are discussing the possibility of collaborating on an academic paper about Carrie as a public intellectual and her impact on communication…

Axanar Settlement Ends Year-Long Star Trek Case

Axanar Settlement The Axanar Settlement has arrived. Details are sketchy (and will likely remain so). However, I do have commentary on the matter. However, I caution you: parties and courts rarely disclose detailed settlement terms. And I don't expect anything different here. Hence we have mainly news stories and my own ideas. Furthermore, the sign of a good settlement comes…

Axanar Proposed Jury Instructions

Axanar Proposed Jury Instructions Jury instructions, also known as the judge's charge to the jury, consist of information about relevant laws to guide deliberations. In addition, the judge will define terms and define the standard of proof. Because the Axanar case is a civil matter, the standard of proof is a preponderance of the evidence.…

Axanar Orders on Motions in Limine to Exclude Evidence

Axanar Orders on Motions in Limine to Exclude Evidence Judge Klausner has issued Axanar Orders on the various motions in limine and we have the tentative order (which may change). Judge Klausner's Axanar Orders on Motions in Limine to Exclude Evidence First of all, recognize this could change. Therefore, we will keep you informed if…

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