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 +<wrap lo>​**TAKING THE STAND?** The judge'​s evidentiary rulings last week were more tentative than we thought, and Axanar'​s attorneys make a last-ditch effort to get J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin on the stand. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[evidence-tentative|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​18/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**LACK OF REDACTION** The judge in the Axanar copyright lawsuit ruled against efforts by defense attorneys to exclude evidence hurtful to defendants Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions,​ including more of the beleaguered production'​s finances. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[evidence denied|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​18/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo><​wrap em>PART 2</​wrap>:​ **HIDDEN BOOKS** One member'​s resignation shines a spotlight on possible flaws in the scope of Axanar'​s independent financial review committee, especially on revelations the committee isn't examining all of Axanar’s books. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[financial review findings|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​16/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo><​wrap em>PART 1</​wrap>:​ **INDEPENDENT RESIGNATION** One of the heretofore unknown members of Axanar'​s avowed independent financial review board resigned, following what producer Alec Peters alleged was harassment by **AxaMonitor**. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[financial review committee|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​14/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**EVIDENTLY EXCLUDED** A federal judge appeared to grant efforts by attorneys on both sides of the Axanar copyright lawsuit to exclude witnesses and evidence they hoped would further their case before a jury. Who won or lost what? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[order exclude evidence|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​11/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​[[studio_ownership|{{:​inside-industry-studios.jpg?​nolink|}}]]**WHO OWNS AXANAR'​S STUDIO?** That mystery, the subject of an **AxaMonitor** investigation,​ deepened when court documents revealed an unknown company, solely owned by Alec Peters, stands to profit from the commercial facility. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[studio ownership|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​7/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**AXANAR OPPOSES** studios'​ attempt to exclude altered financial evidence and testimony from J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin. Both sides filed opposition to motions to dismiss major evidence and witnesses. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[exclude evidence opposition|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​6/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[bjorn_munson|{{:​kirk-excuse-me.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>**FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK** Guest commentator Bjorn Munson muses on the past year of Axanar, its prospects at trial and the damage done to fan films and fandom in general. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[bjorn_munson|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​8/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**APPEALING PROSPECTS** How realistic is Axanar'​s hopeful spin on losing its fair use defense, focusing instead on an appeal to the '​liberal'​ Ninth Circuit? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[appeal fact check|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​4/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**FAIR USE DENIED** While a Federal judge denied summary judgment to both sides in the Axanar copyright infringement lawsuit, he dealt a major blow to the defendants’ reliance on fair use as a defense in the case. The case moves on to trial January 31. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[fair use denied|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​4/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**'​e'​ vIHarlaHbe'​!** Despite a clever, headline-grabbing effort by the Language Creation Society to draw attention to the copyright ability of constructed languages like Klingon, a federal judge turned aside an effort to attach the issue to the Axanar case. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[klingon language copyright|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​5/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**LAWYERS HANG ON** Axanar told its donors it not only plans to to pursue its copyright infringement case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals but that its pro bono law firm, Winston & Strawn, would stand by the beleaguered project. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[appeal statement|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​5/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**JURY SELECTION** The questions proposed by both sides in the Axanar copyright lawsuit give hints about what kind of jury they hope will hear the case when it goes to trial later this month. See all the questions. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[void dire|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​3/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[illustrated_guide|{{:​illustrated-excerpt-1.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**COMIC LOOK** To mark the one-year anniversary of CBS and Paramount‘s copyright infringement against producer Alec Peters and Axanar Productions,​ AxaMonitor published an illustrated guide explaining all the legal maneuverings. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[illustrated guide|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​30/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**2016'​s TOP STORIES** The end of the year was also the one-year anniversary of the filing of CBS and Paramount’s copyright infringement lawsuit against producer Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions. AxaMonitor‘s year in review produced the Top 10 Axanar Stories of 2016. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[2016_top_10|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​2/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +{{::​klingon-language-rehash.jpg?​direct|}} \\ 
 +<wrap lo>**THE STUDIOS** behind Star Trek are not about to let the Klingon language take over their copyright case against Axanar after attorneys asked a federal judge to punish the Language Creation Society for wasting the court’s time. [[http://​geeknation.com/​star-trek-lawyers-dont-want-to-rehash-klingon-language-debate/​|Geek Nation »]] (Filed 1/​2/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[top_articles|{{:​countdown-numbers.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**DOMINATED** The list of the past month'​s Top 10 **AxaMonitor** articles was dominated by news about both sides in the lawsuit seeking summary judgment from the judge, with a particular spotlight on revelations about lavish personal spending by Alec Peters of //Axanar// donor funds. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?nolink|}} [[top articles|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​22/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[witness_list|{{:​witness-trial-trek-court-martial.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**BEARING WITNESS** The plaintiffs and defense in the copyright infringement case brought against producer Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions have released their list of expected witnesses. Peters is slated for eight hours of testimony; directors J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin are also on the list. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[witness list|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​21/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**FILINGS SHINE LIGHT** on weaknesses in the Axanar defense team's theory of the case, including Peters’ attempts to alter financial records and improperly use the testimony of Star Trek producer J.J. Abrams and director Justin Lin. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[statement fact law|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​21/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[excluding_evidence|{{:​romulan-cloak.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**UNDER CLOAK?** Attorneys filed motions Friday seeking to exclude evidence from Axanar'​s upcoming copyright infringement trial. Among them? The defense challenged the admissibility of defendant Alec Peters'​ damning financial records; plaintiffs sought to exclude testimony from Star Trek directors J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[excluding evidence|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​16/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**TRIAL SCHEDULE** Downloadable timeline in <wrap lo>​PNG</​wrap>​ and <wrap lo>​PDF</​wrap>​ formats. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[anatomy_of_the_case#​Upcoming Lawsuit Dates|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​14/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[summary_judgment|{{:​summary-judgment.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**CANCELED HEARING** Just as he did with the defense motion to dismiss the Axanar copyright case, federal judge Gary Klausner canceled the hearing scheduled Monday on the motions for summary judgment filed by both plaintiffs and defendants. What's behind the cancellation and what happens next? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[summary judgment|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​14/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**MISCONCEPTIONS** about the studios'​ dealings with fan films, stemming from the Axanar copyright lawsuit, are what led to the fan production guidelines, a Paramount executive confirmed in a formerly confidential deposition, stymieing Axanar'​s hope for confirmation there was nothing to guide fans making Star Trek films ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[o_rourke_deposition|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​13/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**CONVOLUTED CONNECTIONS** Mapping out the tangled dealings between Alec Peters’ California and Georgia business concerns, and his Atlanta attorney. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[industry studios|Read more »]] (Updated 12/​12/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**HIDING FROM THE PUBLIC** A federal judge admonished attorneys on both sides of the Axanar lawsuit, denying a defense effort to hide a document shedding light on Axanar'​s professional ambitions, and plaintiffs'​ attempt to make a Paramount official'​s testimony confidential. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[summary replies|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​10/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[summary_replies|{{:​axanar-redacted.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**AXANAR'​S BROKE** Producer Alec Peters appears to have spent more than $1.4 million with no film to show for it, according to his own expert witness, part of a new set of evidence submitted by each side to the other'​s opposition to their motions for summary judgment. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[summary replies|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​9/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>**ATTORNEYS ATTACK** pre-trial evidence in the lawsuit Axanar faces for allegedly infringing on Star Trek copyrights held by CBS and Paramount. Both sides have asked the judge to rule on the case before it's scheduled to go before a jury, and both sides opposed each other'​s motion. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[summary opposition|Read more »]] (Filed 12/​6/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[reader_commentary|{{:​battlefield.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>**ENMITY** In a guest commentary, an anonymous reader publicly worries about the information vacuum on Axanar'​s website, dashed hopes as the lawsuit moves forward and how the Axanar controversy may have permanently riven the fan community. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[summary judgment|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​27/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[summary_fact_check|{{:​warhammer.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**FACT CHECK** Following CBS and Paramount'​s allegations of lavish spending by Alec Peters of funds from Axanar donors, he tries to explain the context of the financial information. Read what we learned when we fact-checked the context. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[summary_fact_check|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​22/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[no_refunds|{{:​kickstarter-deleted.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**PETERS SPAMS KICKSTARTER** Kickstarter deletes dozens of posts spammed on the Axanar page by producer Alec Peters, who follows up by blaming backers who questioned his spending, silencing more critics and ending refunds. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[no refunds|Read more »]] (Updated 11/​22/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>**TOP STORIES** for October-November. Alec Peters'​ secret trove of emails became the focus of a flurry of pre-trial motions, financial disclosures and further depositions. Plus, our top tweets and site statistics. [[axam>​top_articles&​rev=1479947788|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​23/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[axamonitor_redaction|{{:​redacted.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**REDACTION REACTION** Amid calls by Axanar'​s surrogate for sanctions against studio attorneys for inadvertently disclosing confidential financial information, ​AxaMonitor ​was asked to retract what plaintiffs said about producer Alec Peters'​ lavish spending. We refused. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axamonitor redaction|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​18/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>**WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO?** In their summary judgment motion, lawyers for CBS and Paramount detail the lavish spending of donors'​ money by Axanar producer Alec Peters and describe the failure of the defense'​s fair use argument. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​[[summary motions filed|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​16/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**'​SQUASHING CREATIVITY'​** In her call for summary judgment, Axanar attorney Erin Ranahan claims CBS and Paramount Pictures are suing Star Trek's biggest fan, Alec Peters, for exercising the kind of creativity encouraged by the fair use provisions of U.S. copyright law. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[defense summary-filing|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​17/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[http://​www.tmz.com/​2016/​11/​12/​dr-seuss-oh-the-places-youll-go-lawsuit/​|{{::​seuss-gerrold.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**TROUBLE FOR TRIBBLES CREATOR** David Gerrold, Axanar'​s creative consultant and advocate, is among defendants sued for copyright and trademark infringement by the estate of Dr. Seuss. [[http://​geeknation.com/​dr-seuss-estate-sues-star-trek-writer-over-comic-book/​|Story at Geek Nation »]] [[https://​dockets.justia.com/​docket/​california/​casdce/​3:​2016cv02779/​517627|Court filing »]] (Filed 11/​12/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**'​BAD CALL'​** Producer Alec Peters told a Los Angeles Comic Con panel he regretted how money he raised for Axanar led to mission creep and a 'bad call' on a three-year lease on a warehouse he had built into a commercial studio. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[peters comikaze|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​3/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[gofundme|{{:​gofundme-axanar.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**HERE TODAY, GONE TODAY** Axanar'​s surrogate blogger, Jonathan Lane, launched a $45,000 GoFundMe campaign to pay for its $15,​000-a-month warehouse and studio rent, utilities and other expenses, confirming reports Axanar was out of cash. The campaign was abruptly removed Thursday at Alec Peters'​ behest after numerous complaints to GoFundMe. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[gofundme|Read more »]] (Filed 11/​3/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**WADING IN** Producer Alec Peters wades into rough waters to confront increasingly critical Kickstarter backers concerned about the lack of progress on //Axanar// and Peters having paid himself a full-time salary using donors’ money. An **AxaMonitor** Fact Check {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[peters kickstarter facts|Read more »]] (Filed 10/​10/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[kickstarter_update|{{:​patches-assortment.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**RUFFLED FEATHERS** In donor updates, producer Alec Peters seeks to smooth donors’ ruffled feathers, while talking up how well his surrogate, Jonathan Lane's blog, Fan Film Factor, covers the lawsuit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[kickstarter_update|Read more »]] (Filed 10/​6/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**AXANAR SCRIPT REVIEW** It's Kharn'​s story now, writes Jody Wheeler about the fabled "fully revised, locked"​ final draft of the //Axanar// screenplay, recently obtained by **AxaMonitor**. Wheeler evaluates what director Rob Burnett called "the best Star Trek script ever" when it was completed in August 2015. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[locked_script|Read more »]] (Filed 9/​12/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>**A DEEPER LOOK** at Axanar'​s Annual ReportIt took some time to transcribe, code, sort and analyze the data, but a pattern of possible problems emerged — from unreported salaries to ballooning costs and repeated deficit spending. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[annual_report|Read more »]] (Filed 3/​25/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**AMBITION vs. ACHIEVEMENT** New analysis of Axanar'​s finances demonstrates that at each significant stage in its fundraising history, ambition appears to have outstripped its fundraising capabilities,​ and spending has always outpaced what it has publicly reported about its income. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[ambition_vs._achievement|Read more »]] (Filed 4/​1/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**‘PRELUDE’ DIRECTOR** Christian Gossett goes on the record in the TrekZONE Spotlight video podcast with more details about how the management of Axanar by his long-time friend, producer Alec Peters, drove away Gossett and many of the other crew who successfully created //Prelude to Axanar//. [[https://​youtu.be/​H-s-CDkR6co|TrekZONE Spotlight YouTube Channel]]. (Filed 7/​2/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 + ​[[axanar myths|{{:​axabusters.jpg}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**BUSTING THE MYTHBUSTING** What the facts have to say about Axanar'​s so-called myths regarding its alleged financial gain, its warehouse-cum-studio and money'​s role in Axanar'​s copyright infringement lawsuit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar myths|Read more »]] (Filed 3/​17/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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 +[[merchandise|{{:​ares-model-contents.jpg}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>​**FEATURED ARTICLE** The [[Merchandise]] article highlights the full line of ship models, posters, art, patches and other products Axanar offers in exchange for donations to the production. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[merchandise|Read more »]]</​wrap>​ 
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 +<wrap lo>​**"​SOMETHING'​S NOT RIGHT"​** with Axanar, says former Axanar actor Tony Todd in a weekend interview. He cites production delays and loss of director Christian Gossett among the reasons he left. And he's on the short list for the new Star Trek series. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[Tony Todd|Read more »]] (Filed 2/​23/​16)</​wrap>​ 
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