I do find it interesting that someone would demand a party join them in their activism against that parties’ interests in a lawsuit. Or that these two things are so intertwined as to be morally equivalent across the entire board. The idea that the DMCA take down was some unforgivable act in perspective of the entire story here is … I mean that is at least a little silly, isn’t it?
Stardock is a strange bedfellow to have for IP reform. It’s as if they expect me to also believe that they made a game called Galaxy Command which had a space ship, used the trope of hyperspace, the color red, common elements found in scifi game genres, and a remix of a song once used in another game (owned by the original artist).
But no, actually: IP reform should favor someone who actually bought a trademark from an older title, emailed the original creators that they bought it, asked for the IP they created, insisted that they didn’t need permission for that IP anyways, inferred to the previous fan base that everything was rosy, copied major elements from the previous universe, copied major elements from the “look and feel” of the previous title, associated the new title with the previous title, *associated their universe with the previous universe (“multiverse”), then is suing the original creators for trademark infringement.
Then this is a clear cut case of DMCA “abuse” when the actual copyright holders of the original title used that process to defend their position.