Judge Tackles Court Case Against Lawyers with Star Trek References

With the upcoming sequel to director J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot premiering a few weeks away, everyone’s prepping to boldly go where previous installments of the space series has gone before.  On that list is none other than U.S. District Judge Otis Wright.

During a trail that had lawyers chasing after illegal porn downloaders, Wright opened with a quote from Spock of Star Trek, stating, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

John Steele, one of the lawyers spoke to Ars Technica, “Here’s a general rule of thumb.  Any time there’s more references to Star Trek than to case law, I think that’s a bad sign.”

Nevertheless, Wright pointed out Steele’s and the other lawyers’ copyright infringement suits, “Copyright laws originally designed to compensate starving artists allow starving attorneys in this electronic-media era to plunder the citizenry.”

Steele angrily countered with, “For the love of God, where is the evidence [of forgery]?”

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