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News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: My take on Stardock on: April 02, 2018, 06:21:17 pm
Quote from: Brad Wardell
Over the past 4 years, we have communicated regarding the progress of Star Control: Origins. He asked us not to try to make a sequel to Star Control 2 and said that he hoped one day to be able to return to the universe he and Fred Ford created.

Recently, Paul told me the good news: Activision was going to let him do a true sequel to Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters (i.e. Star Control III is not canon for that universe).

Likewise, no one forced Stardock to match P&F's announcement about their own Star Control sequel by also calling it a Star Control sequel, let alone a "true" sequel.

It doesn't make sense if the primary concern is to supposedly protect IP. It would be incredibly boneheaded to basically cede your Trademark to someone else's product if your primary goal was to protect your Trademark. Even if you only made that mistake for a few weeks.

But this makes way more sense if Stardock's primary concern is to associate SC:O with Paul and Fred.

At the end of the day, the law is what it is, and lawyers can only argue what people are legally entitled to do. But Stardock seems far more concerned with P&F's refusal to validate SC:O, and, if anything, treating it with less approval than even Star Control 3.

I knew he once called it a true sequel... perhaps F&P were simply following set precedent by the Trademark owner...
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / What does UQM 1.0.0 look like to you? on: March 30, 2018, 09:03:42 pm
So, I've always wondered... what is the path to 1.0.0 for UQM?
I see we're slowly getting closer. Just wondering what you guys think 1.0.0 "IS"
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: My take on Stardock on: March 30, 2018, 08:58:58 pm
Brad thinks he is telling Paul about the Accolade agreement, but Paul thinks Brad is talking about the GoG agreement, and the message could be read either way.

Holy crap.  That would explain A LOT to how everyone acted initially, especially the years of relative amicability between them.  And drastic shift towards the defensive both sides took, recently.  The contract schedule from Exhibit 8 in the counter-claim, coincides with that.  Given the GOG.com agreement had been terminated 02/23/2016 in that schedule (which means it was received by Fred and Paul after that point), but the Accolade 1988 agreement was indicated as live...  That means for almost 3 years, Stardock had the GOG.com agreement... So any discussion about distribution rights may have been assumed to have been the GOG.com agreement by Paul for AT LEAST that period of time, until receipt of that contract schedule.  Meanwhile, Stardock assumes the Accolade 1988 agreement was still live based on it being a contract sold to them by Atari without rebuttal by Paul.

That is VERY INTERESTING find.  It explains so much.

Wow, that does sound highly likely. Excellent sleuthing, Elestan!

Curious how this one plays out. thank god I remembered my password.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: My take on Stardock on: March 30, 2018, 05:59:26 pm
finally remembered my password after all these years.
How's everyone doing!?
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oh.

how have I had this account for 7 years and this is my first post!?
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