The Third Doctrinal War -- Stardock, Reiche/Ford, and Star Control


#2646

Hosts don’t want to conduct a process. Hosts want a clear path to safe harbor.

Most real internet hosts do not want to have to engage in any process or fact finding. It adds costs and uncertainty. Let the third parties who actually are making counterclaims figure that out.


#2647

I realize Youtube doesn’t really care, but the law applies equally to hosts created by people who do care.


#2648

Oops! Sorry for the confusion!


#2649

Archon references are always appreciated. I was obsessed with that game in elementary school.


#2650

Thanks! I’m old enough to have played the old SC games but I never did…


#2651

If there was a badge in Discourse for “most times typed and deleted a response to a topic” I would CRUSH YOU ALL up in here.

That is all.


#2652

Hold! What you are doing to us is wrong! Why do you do this thing?


#2653

Mostly I don’t have anything pertinent to add other than my own opinions, and I don’t bear Brad any ill will (in fact he did me a real solid one time when I really needed one) even if I think he’s being a jerk about this whole thing.

And I especially don’t bear any ill will toward all the other lovely people at Stardock, whose crimes in the main are limited to busting ass to make the best games they can.

So I take especial care to not shitpost in this topic, given my personal history and the emotions that run hot at times in here. My takes aren’t funny or novel enough to risk causing any distress to people I like.


#2654

Stardock gets a massive amount of good will from me for their hard stand against Starforce at a time when DRM was blossoming evil. Starforce PR was from the devil itself, even posting links to Stardock torrents so that people could pirate them. Good on Brad and Stardock to fight against that.

Never played Star Control, but it seems without Stardock, folks would not be seeing a new entry in this franchise any time soon. That also seems pro gamer. Lot’s to like there. I hope they don’t get too hurt by this mistake.


#2655

I mean, there’s irony here in that what starting making this come to lawsuits was because Stardock started selling Star Control 1 and 2 as their own game and then sued the original makers of Star Control, which prevents them from making their own game.


#2656

It’s like some guy selling you his truck nuts, and then thinking that you own his truck


#2657

Suck it haters!1 SCO is back on Steam!

ps: BIG news in the lawsuit coming soon. It’s a shocking indictment of just how wrong most of you have been.


#2658

2 Weeks?


#2659

C’mon, Derek, don’t make me ask.

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#2660

Grats to Stardock for getting it back out there.


#2661

I thought this thread and the controversy was dead.

Apparently not.

Where’s my popcorn again?


#2662

Which part? That Paul and Fred are the creators of Star Control?


#2663

Please say this has something to do with a Gillette ad.


#2664

It’s like the Oprah “Bees!” meme, but with Brad giving away non-Gillette razors.


#2665

So they finally got around to filing a counter notice and it was put back up. So much for all the precedent of doom talk.