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Topic review - Sequels strife
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I am an attorney and I see people fighting over what seems like silly things all the time.

But you have to understand the feelings that people have over personal issues. People invest so much of themselves into businesses, property, creative universes (like Star Control) that it becomes very painful to see someone else taking it from you. So I can see where Paul and Fred are coming from. And Star Dock has paid money for the right to create a new game and they want some control over the direction it is going.

Having said this, they all need to get a good mediator and work something out.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm
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OMIGAWD
Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 pm
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[Me thinks AngelFish was being sarcastic]

Indeed. Having made the content, transferring some rights to a large company, AND expecting to have any rights left?
Unheard of!
Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:55 pm
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Well, that's not fair. A proper rights troll would not have created the work in the first place.
Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:03 pm
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2-23-6 wrote:
Man, I go away for a bit and look what happens.

Fred and Paul going into berserk mode because of a law nobody understands, yes that's new.
They used to be above all questions in my head, and now they degraded into sour copyright trolls :)
Post Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:44 pm
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Man, I go away for a bit and look what happens.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:58 pm
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Drama! In our own tiny corner of the internet. I'm not sure I'm a fan.

Mormont wrote:
F&P have been strongly convinced for a long time that they fully own Star Control 1/2 and have rights to all future products in the universe (including non-game), with the exception of the name "Star Control." This is something they've believed since sometime in the first half of the 00s and not a new thing they came up with to needle Stardock or start a fight. I'm sure they have consulted with lawyers about it in the past long before Stardock became associated with SC.


That has long been my understanding, based on what Fred and Paul have said. Not a lawyer and all, but the IP situation does indeed seem to be pretty confusing.

Frogboy wrote:
That is quite literally something we would have accepted.


Do it then. Gesture of good will or whatever.
Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 pm
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I've not been on the boards for a few weeks so I'm only commenting from the sideline:

Fred and Paul, stop acting like a bunch of kids with whiny 'but he did, but he said', blogposts. You are adults and should have the lawyers figure it out.
Stardock, I believe the same goes for you.
Stop flinging mud at eachother. Delete all whiny blogposts and official statements. It makes you look really bad and unprofessional.

Really, you're getting all riled up about copyright law of a game that was brought out decades ago and then sold and sold and sold? That's complicated, even for lawyers, and you're pointing fingers about it like a mad Orz being asked about the Androsynth. Copyright law is orzese and you're the ones asking about the androsynth, and now shit is dancing and you're looking really bad for it. So stop whining, let the lawyers figure stuff out, and just work on your games.
Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:11 am
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vancho1 wrote:
Posting as guest because I can't be bothered to find my old account (if I even had one).

In my opinion, both sides are acting rather childishly. As Quasispatial said, the main dispute is over who has the rights to sell the old DOS star control games. Stardock says that the agreement with Accolade transferred over to Atari and then to Stardock, and that gives Stardock rights to sell the old games. Meanwhile, Fred and Paul say that the agreement ended and that Stardock only owns the trademark. In my mind, the solution is simple. Brad has already said that these old games don't make a lot of money in the first place, so Stardock should just offer to vacate its distribution rights on the old games in exchange for Fred and Paul signing an agreement that Ghosts of the Precursors has nothing to do with Stardock. That in my mind is a win-win situation, and avoids the whole mess.


That is quite literally something we would have accepted.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:59 pm
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Posting as guest because I can't be bothered to find my old account (if I even had one).

In my opinion, both sides are acting rather childishly. As Quasispatial said, the main dispute is over who has the rights to sell the old DOS star control games. Stardock says that the agreement with Accolade transferred over to Atari and then to Stardock, and that gives Stardock rights to sell the old games. Meanwhile, Fred and Paul say that the agreement ended and that Stardock only owns the trademark. In my mind, the solution is simple. Brad has already said that these old games don't make a lot of money in the first place, so Stardock should just offer to vacate its distribution rights on the old games in exchange for Fred and Paul signing an agreement that Ghosts of the Precursors has nothing to do with Stardock. That in my mind is a win-win situation, and avoids the whole mess.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 pm

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