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by Frogboy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

My final thoughts on this here:

I've been through a lot of IP cases over the years. There are no guarantees in life but we are confident in our position.

I will not be returning here. You can reach me at http://www.starcontrol.com.
by Frogboy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

I clearly don't know how to use this forum because I have no idea how you are able to use the quoting system so well. Please bare with me: If they insist on those specific terms then you have a case. I haven't seen anything in the publicized statements that supports this claim, yet. That is because ...
by Frogboy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

The valuable part, for us, has been the Star Control brand. That is why Paul and Fred have continually tried to associate with it. And their legal position has been consistent, regardless of your public interpretations: Their game will be marketed as a direct sequel to Star Control II. You can't hav...
by Frogboy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

Death 999 wrote:
Frogboy wrote:I realize I will always appear the bad guy here. I'm the one posting after all.
You're also the one making utterly unsupportable trademark claims way beyond what you ever bought.
As unsupportable as trying to cancel what we obviously bought?
by Frogboy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

Yeah. Getting too greedy there. Starting to seem more and more like Stardock bought the "Star Control" name and started Origins on the assumption that they would be able to license the original UQM bits into it somehow, or that they'd be able to get Paul & Fred on-board. Now obviously that didn't h...
by Frogboy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

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 t...
by Frogboy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

I realize that sounds like PR speak I actually think it sounds like a series of threats, or at the very least a FUD campaign. It's all vague and ominous. Like these statements: Some people here will clearly not like what they find. As this thread makes clear, the IP surrounding the classic series i...
by Frogboy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

One can just go to the online copyright search and look over the copyrights that were in place for the game. Some people here will clearly not like what they find. Stardock has never made any claim own the aliens, characters, setting or lore of the classic series. We aren't using them. We have no in...
by Frogboy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

(good points) Nothing has changed in the sense that the Accolade Star Control games have been digitally distributed for sale since at least 2011 -- years before Stardock was involved. Paul apparently made similar claims to us as they did in the post and we asked them to show us any documentation to...
by Frogboy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36181

Re: Sequels strife

In that analogy, Stardock would be Nintendo. Question, then. Paul Reiche and Fred Ford are sitting on the rights to something within the old games. If it's not the original aliens, what is it that they own? Are you saying the contract they signed before now leaves them with rights to nothing at all...