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-//**__<wrap em>The Latest News</wrap>__**//+**TWO BIRDS ONE STONE** ​//In AxaMonitor Daily:// After dismissing his case against former Axanar director Robert Meyer Burnett, Axanar producer Alec Peters seeks to simultaneously resolve two legal disputes, but it will cost his former PR director, Mike Bawden, $18,000. [[https://​us20.campaign-archive.com/?​u=2d0411ecf0787fd9d4dc8dc5c&​id=5bc820e2be|Read more »]] 
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 +**BURNETT LAWSUIT DISMISSED** //In AxaMonitor Daily:// After former Axanar director Robert Meyer Burnett answered Alec Peters'​ Georgia legal complaint, Peters quickly dismissed the case, vowing to re-file in Burnett'​s home state of California. Check out how many Mudds that Peters earns for his version of events. [[https://​us20.campaign-archive.com/?​u=2d0411ecf0787fd9d4dc8dc5c&​id=5bc820e2be|Read more »]] 
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 +**NOT A VICTORY** Axanar producer Alec Peters'​ claim he's won his lawsuit against former director Robert Meyer Burnett, gaining AxaMonitor'​s 3-Mudd Fact Check rating for significantly misleading people about the status of the case. Georgia law says different. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:default judgment|Read more »]] 
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 +**DEFAMATION KARMA?** In a tactical move Axanar'​s Alec Peters, Hero. Prop buys the unpaid legal judgment in Peters’ failed 2010 defamation case, potentially coming back to haunt him in a new move by his legal opponent in a Nevada lawsuit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:peters judgment|Read more »]] 
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-**FIRST HURDLE** Before the case can move forward, the federal judge in the copyright infringement case by Tardigrades developer Anas Abdin challenged his lawyers to come up with evidence that the creators of //Star Trek: Discovery// had ever seen his plans for the unpublished game. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrades_steam|Read more »]] /* (Filed 1/8/19) */ 
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-<wrap em>UPDATE</wrap> **THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM?** Tardigrade lawyers signal they’re preparing ​to file a third amended legal complaint in the copyright lawsuit against //Star Trek: Discovery// ​after CBS attorneys sought to meet with the judge to lay out their grounds for dismissing the case. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrades_pre_motion|Read more »]] /* (Filed 12/5/18) */+<WRAP half column>​ 
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 +**SAFE FROM LEGAL ACTION?** Alec Peters reveals his costume and props collection isn't actually owned by him, but by another legal entity, to legally shield him. That didn't stop him from putting up the collection as collateral against a personal loan made him by former Axanar PR director Mike Bawden. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?nolink&}} [[:peters props|Read more »]] 
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 +**LEGAL BLUSTER** Former Axanar advisor Mike Bawden wants Alec Peters ​to repay the rest of a $30,000 loan after Peters followed through ​with his lawsuit, threats and allegedly defamatory statements against former Axanar director Robert Meyer Burnett. This opens yet another front in Peters growing legal battles. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&}} [[:bawden suit|Read more »]] 
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-<fs smaller>**BATTLE OF THE BLOGGERS** Trekzone’Matt Miller and Fan Film Factor’s Jonathan Lane square off in the first of three hour-long podcasts. We sum up and analyze their first debate on the impact and history of Axanar. ​ {{:axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar_debate_1|Read more »]]</​fs>​ /* (Filed 12/12/18) */ \\ +**OCTOBER SHOOT PLANNED** Alec Peters sets another target for Axanar'​premiereComic-Con 2020That's a year after failing to deliver a promised Comic-Con 2019 premiereMeanwhile, the production remains mostly unprepared. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&}} [[:axanar confidential 15|Read more »]]
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-<fs smaller>​**SECOND DEBATE** focuses on AxaMonitor as the cause for Star Trek fans' ​riftIn the second Trekzone podcastAxanar proponent Jonathan Lane defends ​the Axanar lawsuit, and blames AxaMonitor for personal attacks  ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar_debate_2|Read more »]]</fs> /* (Filed 12/18/18) */+
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-<fs smaller>**FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS** in the Tardigrades copyright case against //Star Trek: Discovery// warrant dismissal, argues a CBS/Netflix attorney. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[breakdown_dismissal_letter|Read more »]] </fs> /* (Filed 12/5/18) */ +**MOVING GOAL POST** A missed May target shines light on a moving Patreon goal post. Axanar fans fail to step up to pay for producer Alec Peters to stay in the warehouse he calls Ares Studios. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&}} [[:Patreon may 1|Read more »]]
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 +**ILL-FATED TREK MUSEUM** Alec Peters to auction off Canadian Trek museum holdings. Despite Axanar’s help, Trekcetera closes, its holdings going up for sale … by Peters. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​Trekcetera closed|Read more »]]
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 +**DEAFENING SILENCE** from a federal district judge on CBS/​Netflix'​s motion to dismiss Anas Abdin'​s copyright infringement lawsuit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​tardigrades desperate|Read more »]]
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 +**PETERS OUTRAGED** Robert Burnett attorney'​s 'out of the box' effort to settle outrages Alec Peters. CC’ing AxaMonitor and Fan Film Factor raises Peters’ stakes in his lawsuit against the former //Axanar// director. Download and read all the emails. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:peters outrage|Read more »]]
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 +**A LITIGATION HOLD** has been served by Robert Meyer Burnett’s attorney in an email sent to AxaMonitor'​s editor and Fan Film Factor blogger/​Axanar surrogate Jonathan Lane. And a possible countersuit looms. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​litigation hold|Read more »]]
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 +**STUDENT FILMS AT ARES** In the midst of the longest dearth of new donations in the Ares warehouse effort, Axanar’s mouthpiece, the Fan Film Factor blog, shines a spotlight on the Georgia high school students producing short films on the Ares bridge set. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:student films|Read more »]]
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 +**WAGING WAR** Alex Peters prepares to go after his most ardent critics, hoping to shut down the AxaMonitor Facebook group. The Axanar producer says he's willing to spend ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ to silence his perceived enemies — and he has a list of them ready. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:more targets|Read more »]]
  
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 +**COMING OUT SWINGING** We know Axanar’s PR director, Mike Bawden, resigned over producer Alec Peters suing his friend and former director, Robert Meyer Burnett, but documents obtained by AxaMonitor reveal how Peters'​ behavior is forcing Bawden to draw battle lines. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​bawden_peters|Read more »]] 
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 +**BIG TALK, LITTLE ACTION** Lawyer decries defamation as questions multiply in producer Alec Peters'​ suit against his former director of //Axanar//. It’s not clear Peters is serious about doing more than intimidating director Robert Meyer Burnett. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:second letter|Read more »]] 
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 +**BETA TEST PROBLEMS** identified by testers are calling for a lot of user interface changes to fix what would’ve been an unwieldy login and registration process for the tardy Ares Digital 3.0. Alec Peters is depending on that system to raise the money he needs to finally produce the two //Axanar// short films. ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:ares digital late|Read more »]] 
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 +**GO OR NO GO?** Peters hedges his bets on Ares warehouse. Axanar producer Alec Peters won’t commit to staying in current warehouse or moving to a new, much smaller facility. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​warehouse hedging|Read more »]] 
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 +<WRAP group> <WRAP half column> [[:​tardigrades_opposition_response|{{:​cbs_respons_opposition.jpg?​nolink&​|cbs_respons_opposition.jpg}}]] **FINAL RESPONSE** CBS hits back at the Tardigrades lawyers’ opposition to dismiss their copyright case against ​//Star Trek: Discovery//​. Next step: Waiting for the judge’s ruling. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​tardigrades_opposition_response|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​  
 +<WRAP half column> [[:​tardigrades_discovery_extension|{{:​discovery_dispute-1.jpg?​nolink&​|discovery_dispute-1.jpg}}]] **TARDIGRADES DISCOVERY DISPUTE** Lawyers in the Tardigrades copyright case against //Star Trek: Discovery// have worked out differences over crucial evidence. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}} [[:​tardigrades_discovery_extension|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​ 
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 +[[:​burnett_responds|{{:​sweetheart_settlement.jpg?​nolink&​|sweetheart_settlement.jpg}}]] **BURNETT HITS BACK** at Alec Peters. AxaMonitor has a copy of a letter from Robert Meyer Burnett’s attorney responding to Axanar producer Peters’ legal threats, settlement offer and alleged defamation of his client. A lawsuit from Burnett may be looming. Download and read the full letter. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​burnett_responds|Read more »]] 
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 +[[:​youtube_retaliation|{{:​youtube_backlash.jpg?​nolink&​|youtube_backlash.jpg}}]] **YOUTUBE BACKLASH** Alec Peters’ YouTube retaliation backfires over Vic Mignogna scandal. Peters deletes //Reel Trek// video on YouTube after few come to his support in dispute with influential YouTuber MechaRandom42. You may never see this version of the episode after Peters tried to use his 76,​000-subscriber platform to further his vitriolic crusade against rival Mignogna, the scandal-plagued //Star Trek Continues// star. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​youtube_retaliation|Read more »]] 
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 +**PATREON CRUCIBLE** March 1 offered the first real test of sustainability for Axanar producer Alec Peters’ effort to get fans to pay for the warehouse he calls Ares Studios in suburban Atlanta. Donors appear to be re-evaluating Peters’ studio value proposition. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​patreon_crucible|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ <WRAP half column> [[:​reel_trek_8|{{:​youtube_numbers_march_1.jpg?​nolink&​|youtube_numbers_march_1.jpg}}]]\\ 
 +**UNREAL REEL TREK** Examining //Reel Trek// claims by Alec Peters, who makes some doubtful pronouncements on his latest YouTube livechat as his audience numbers continue their downward trend. He claims $3,000 in monthly earnings from Patreon and YouTube, and that he plans to release an ‘Art of Axanar’ book. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​reel_trek_8|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​ 
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 +<WRAP group> <WRAP half column> [[:​settlement_analysis|{{:​settlement_analysis.jpg?​nolink&​|settlement_analysis.jpg}}]] **ONE-SIDED DEAL** We examine the legal merits of Alec Peters’ settlement offer in his lawsuit against Robert Meyer Burnett. Was Axanar’s former director right to refuse to settle Peters’ lawsuit against him? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​settlement_analysis|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ <WRAP half column> [[:​burnett_settlement|{{:​burnett_settlement.jpg?​nolink&​|burnett_settlement.jpg}}]] **A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT** in Peters v. Burnett tells the tale of things Axanar producer Alec Peters wants kept out of the public eye. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​burnett_settlement|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​ 
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 +<WRAP group> <WRAP half column> [[:​peters_sues_burnett|{{:​peters_burnett_bridge.jpg?​nolink&​|peters_burnett_bridge.jpg}}]] **ACRIMONY LEADS TO LAWSUIT** Alec Peters sues former Axanar director Robert Meyer Burnett in Georgia court, as legal questions emerge over whether Georgia has jurisdiction over Burnett, a California resident. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​peters_sues_burnett|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ <WRAP half column> [[:​misinterpret_patreon_data|{{:​growth_rates-1-1.jpg?​nolink&​|growth_rates-1-1.jpg}}]] **CORRELATION AIN’T CAUSATION** Axanar blogger Jonathan Lane cherry-picks Patreon data to discredit AxaMonitor’s coverage. Lane tries to make the case AxaMonitor’s reporting on the slowdowns of Alec Peters’ Patreon effort is spurring more donations. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​misinterpret_patreon_data|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​ 
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 +[[:​hero_prop_suit|{{:​enterprise_e_lawsuit.jpg?​nolink&​|enterprise_e_lawsuit.jpg}}]] **PETERS’ TRIAL** for defamation in the disputed sale of the Enterprise-E model (pictured with its last known owner) has been scheduled for January 2020. Meanwhile, he’s countersuing the owner of Hero Prop in Las Vegas, seeking nearly $200,000 in damages, costs and fees. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​hero_prop_suit|Read more »]] 
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 +<WRAP group> <WRAP half column> [[:​bait_switch|{{:​bait_and_switch-1.jpg?​nolink&​|bait_and_switch-1.jpg}}]] **BAIT AND SWITCH?** A new Patreon update video appears to be pulling a bait-and-switch with regard to the warehouse donors may believe they’re paying for. The video features an impressive tour of the facility, with its features extolled by Axanar’s Alec Peters. Trouble is, he’s moving out of that studio May 1. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​bait_switch|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ <WRAP half column> [[:​owc_contradictions|{{:​owc_studios_gwinnett-1.jpg?​nolink&​|owc_studios_gwinnett-1.jpg}}]] **CONTRADICTORY DETAILS** emerge in the story of Other World Computing’s financial support for the former OWC Studios. They shine a spotlight on inconsistencies in Alec Peters’ story about the sponsorship,​ which forms part of his Patreon pitch to fans. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​owc_contradictions|Read more »]] </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​ 
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 +[[:​tardigrades_dismissal_motion|{{ ​ :​tardigrades_dismissal_motion.jpg?​nolink&​|tardigrades_dismissal_motion.jpg}}]] **MANUFACTURED SIMILARITIES** CBS files a motion to dismiss the Tardigrades copyright case, claiming the game’s creator manipulated images and text to create similarities to //Star Trek: Discovery// he is trying to exploit to his advantage in court. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​tardigrades_dismissal_motion|Read more »]] 
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 + <​WRAP half column> [[:​spurring_donations|{{:​uhaul-shuttle.jpg?​nolink&​|uhaul-shuttle.jpg}}]] **LOSS OF WAREHOUSE** spurs donations, as Axanar must move for the second time in two years, again to an ever-smaller facility. Daily Patreon signups climbed into double digits for the first time since January 23, following Axanar producer Alec Peters’ acknowledgement he’s abandoning his current warehouse. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​spurring_donations|Read more »]]  
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 +<WRAP half column> [[:​incredible_shrinking_studio|{{:​shrinking_studio.jpg?​nolink&​|}}]] **SHRINKING STUDIO** For the second time in two years, Alec Peters must move to a smaller warehouse, with fans picking up the tab. Peters concedes he can’t raise the money he needs to keep his current facility. The space available for Axanar has only shrunk since he lost Industry Studios in California. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink&​}}[[:​incredible_shrinking_studio|Read more »]]  
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-<wrap lo>​**Welcome to AxaMonitor‭**,​ ‬a journalism [[wiki]] providing daily coverage of the [[lawsuit]] brought by [[CBS|CBS Studios]] and‭ [[Paramount Pictures]] against‭ [[Axanar Productions]] and‭ [[Alec Peters]]. **AxaMonitor** aims to inform readers about what's at stake in this suit, and its possible impact on fan productions and U.S. copyright law. **AxaMonitor**'s editor is filmmaker, journalist and former fan producer [[user>​cpedraza|Carlos Pedraza]]. \\+<wrap lo>​**Welcome to AxaMonitor‭**,​ ‬a journalism [[:wiki|]] providing daily coverage of the [[:lawsuit|]] brought by [[:cbs|CBS Studios]] and‭ [[:​paramount_pictures|Paramount Pictures]] against‭ [[:​axanar_productions|Axanar Productions]] and‭ [[:​alec_peters|Alec Peters]]. **AxaMonitor** aims to inform readers about whats at stake in this suit, and its possible impact on fan productions and U.S. copyright law. **AxaMonitor**s editor is filmmaker, journalist and former fan producer [[user>​cpedraza|Carlos Pedraza]].\\
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