FINAL JUDGMENT:… All of Dr. Caner’s claims of copyright infringement against Smathers are hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE… All costs of court under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 are taxed against Plaintiff. (Ordered by Judge Terry R Means on 4/17/2014) (mdf) (Entered: 04/17/2014)
“Smathers claims that he posted he videos featuring Dr. Caner as a religiously based criticism of a public figure and, thus, his posting constituted fair use. The Court notes that Dr. Caner haS apparently conceded this issue since he has offered no argument in his response with respect to Smathers’s assertion of fair use. See Boswell v. Dep’t of Treasury, Office of Comptroller of Currency, 979 F. Supp. 458, 465 (N.D. Tex. 1997) (Solis, J.). Dr. Caner’s concession notwithstanding, the facts of this case support the application of fair use.”
Not only did Caner lie, but he brought a lawsuit against a fellow SBC pastor and member. He attempted to cover up the truth of his past so as to continue to reap income from his lies. And this is a seminary president?