Semantic Shenanigans Episode 13 – Farshtinkener Sharks

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 13 – Farshtinkener Sharks Farshtinkener Sharks? Well, yeah. Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna just finished her preliminary exams for her doctoral program, and boy is she tired! She also went up to Detroit to see Gary Numan in concert on November 30 to celebrate. Janet NaNoWriMo!…

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 8 – Philosophical Comics Comics - particularly Marvel and DC - come to the forefront as we welcome special guest Gabe Cruz! Our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna First of all, Shanna is scrambling to finish up the semester! Janet Also, Janet is still editing and getting beta…

Elvis is Everywhere? Of Cosplay and Impersonations

Elvis is Everywhere? Well, it sometimes seems that way, now, doesn't it? Let's break down the weird world of Elvis impersonators, how the public views them, and where they stand on the legal spectrum. You can download the accompanying extra video here. Cosplay Let's start with cosplay, as that can sometimes drive what people do when…

Semantic Shenanigans Episode 7 – Julia the Documentary Slayer

Julia the Documentary Slayer Documentary Slayer? No worries; all will be revealed. In addition, our show is ready to download here. Social Stuff Shanna Shanna will present her Pussy Riot paper at BGSU’s Ray  Browne conference this coming Sunday and anxiously awaits Bailey’s Irish Creme cookies from The Cookie Jar.  Also started a rewatch of Buffy…

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…

Axanar Motion Objections

Axanar Motion Objections The Axanar Motion Objections (to the various Motions in Limine by both parties) have arrived. Fortunately, even though there are a lot of documents, they mostly do not require a lot of analysis. Because we have all read these arguments already. Hence I will not comment much, unless it is something truly of…

Axanar Summary Judgment Motion Rulings

Axanar Summary Judgment Motion Rulings Axanar Summary Judgment Motion Rulings plus the Language Creation Society's response regarding their petition to file an amicus and even the parties' expert witness information – we've got all of that! So a lot has happened and we've got it for you. And I will start with the summary judgment rulings…

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