The Voyager episode "Author, Author" is
basically a shameless ripoff homage to the TNG era episode of "Measure of a Man". In that, an android known as Data has to face a tribunal to be declared property, or a sentient person. In "Author, Author", a hologram has to face a crooked publisher in court to defend his rights and personhood when he is told he has none. Of course, the Voyager episode happens a few years in continuity after the landmark case of Data being declared a Person.
Yet while the episode has references to other Star Trek series, the episode has no references to the episode it is copying. The Doctor at one point compares his holo-novel to the Vedic telling about the occupation of Bajor (From Deep Space Nine).
Why did they not drop even a reference to Data? It would make sense in a court case, to reference a previous ruling. Something as landmark as an Android being declared a Person, when said android was also a Star Fleet officer, also holds the same problem of "is his reactions just programmed instead of sentient?", and how recent it was.
Production notes or word of god only. No speculation...