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Re: Sequels strife

by Alvarin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Part 3 of lawsuit explanation, including comments from both sides of the issue. Also - solution proposal.

Re: Sequels strife

by glory_device » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:04 am

Draxas wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:14 pm
glory_device wrote:Draxas, did you had any remaining hope of a out of court settlement?
I would have liked to think so. Even though Stardock's first settlement salvo was completely unreasonable, lawyers are supposed to be able to negotiate those terms down to a more agreeable compromise. It could have wrapped this up faster and (one could hope) in a mutually beneficial way. Now, it looks like we have years of court battles to look forward to. As I've said before, the likely intent is to try to bleed Fred and Paul dry by dragging things out as long as possible, until they have no choice but to settle at a disadvantage. Bad news for everyone, really.
I might have become cynical over the years...I understand completely your point and it is really sound indeed! However, I didn't feed much hope on that scenario :(

Re: Sequels strife

by Elestan » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:59 am

Draxas wrote:...the likely intent is to try to bleed Fred and Paul dry by dragging things out as long as possible, until they have no choice but to settle at a disadvantage.
Well, someone is pledging a match for all donations to P&F's defense fund between now and Saturday, so this would seem to be the right time to donate (and spread the word).

Re: Sequels strife

by Draxas » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:14 pm

glory_device wrote:Draxas, did you had any remaining hope of a out of court settlement?
I would have liked to think so. Even though Stardock's first settlement salvo was completely unreasonable, lawyers are supposed to be able to negotiate those terms down to a more agreeable compromise. It could have wrapped this up faster and (one could hope) in a mutually beneficial way. Now, it looks like we have years of court battles to look forward to. As I've said before, the likely intent is to try to bleed Fred and Paul dry by dragging things out as long as possible, until they have no choice but to settle at a disadvantage. Bad news for everyone, really.

Re: Sequels strife

by Alvarin » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:28 am

Re: Sequels strife

by glory_device » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:03 pm

Draxas, did you had any remaining hope of a out of court settlement?

Re: Sequels strife

by Draxas » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:25 pm

This looks more like a doubling down on his claims to the IP. That does not bode well for settling this suit out of court.

Re: Sequels strife

by Alvarin » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:21 am

I am under impression that *fictional* species names are copyrightable. Same would go to named characters, like Fwiffo or Talana and, perhaps, the captains names from UQM mellee.

Re: Sequels strife

by Death 999 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:01 am

They're using the excuse that these aren't the same aliens and you can't copyright a name on its own, so long as there isn't some other resemblance.

Re: Sequels strife

by Dyandod » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:12 pm

This picture actually shows an Arilou vessel and captain. That doesn't seem right.

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