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by Elestan
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 28
Views: 21093

Re: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

There is one thing I thought of – what kind of ground would Stardock gain if they somehow proved that neither F&P nor Accolade owned the copyright to SC1 or SC2 when they were created? Well, if P&F don't have the copyright, Stardock can't be forced to pay them any money for violating it. If the 198...
by Elestan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 28
Views: 21093

Re: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

Like it or not, we are using trademarked terms and copyrighted imagery, and who owns those rights is exactly what is in dispute here. The images are completely safe, IMHO, as they are governed by copyright, not trademark, and Stardock is not claiming the copyright for itself, but rather on behalf o...
by Elestan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 28
Views: 21093

Re: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

Wait wait wait... Exactly how do they have the rights to "eliminate" this community? This is generally concerning although i might not be up to date with events. As Krulle suggested, the danger is through Stardock's trademark claims. If they own the trademark to "Star Control" (as seems likely), th...
by Elestan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192363

Re: Sequels strife

2-23-6 wrote: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:59 pmHow is GotP progressing?
I assume it's on hold until the legal case is resolved. Why would they work on it when they might not be allowed to release it?
by Elestan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192363

Re: Sequels strife

I understand it not initially being evident that their expression of wanting to keep the rights exclusive for their own future plans meant they would be going forward in the near future. Well, for generous values of "near future"; it was still another four years before P&F announced GotP. And while...
by Elestan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192363

Re: Sequels strife

So Brad figured out, on his own, that F&P might be planning their own sequel, which he expressed support for before the public announcement and without any direct confirmation from F&P. He didn't even need to figure it out on his own; P&F told him they had plans shortly after he bought the trademar...
by Elestan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192363

Re: Sequels strife

Elestan, do you have any news regarding on how the proceedings are going? I know that both parties asked for delays..but we're looking at how much time here ? At what step this cause is at the moment? The revised scheduling order puts the trial on August 25, 2019. The parties have just filed what s...
by Elestan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 320
Views: 192363

Re: Sequels strife

For anyone who happens to check here before seeing it in the UQM forums or reddit, Stardock is now claiming ownership of UQM. To be precise, they are claiming that Paul and Fred did not own the copyrights to UQM, and therefore could not have legitimately open-sourced it in the first place, and that...
by Elestan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 28
Views: 21093

Re: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

I'm inclined to disbelieve the authenticity of that quote. It sounds like something a cartoon supervillain would say, rather than a real person. Based on the reactions from Stardock supporters with access to that Discord channel, I believe it is authentic. If it was fake, they''d be saying so. Loud...
by Elestan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 28
Views: 21093

Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

So, remember when Brad said: I'm not a lawyer so I am not going to make speculate on things like the Ur-Quan Masters other than to say Stardock is glad it exists andis supportive of that effort and will never take any action to interfere with it. Well, apparently his position in Stardock's private f...