I don't know what really happened here, but I'm strongly tempted to think this is the fault of the publishers of "No Man's Sky":
Publisher: Hey! "No Man's Sky" is coming!
Murdoch: Nasty letter - don't use "Sky" or we'll sue.
At this point what the publisher should have done:
Publisher: Screw you. You have no case. Sue if you want - you'll lose.
But what they actually did was:
Publisher: Oh no! Please don't sue us! Let's talk this over...
And so they got what they deserved for not having the balls to just publish.
Maybe that's not what happened. But freedom doesn't work if everyone is terrified to get out of bed in the morning. Sometimes you have to stand on your rights and accept the risk that the other party may sue - if you're reasonably sure you're within your rights (and will therefore win).
Otherwise, we have a permission-based society. Nobody does anything without consulting lawyers.
1 - Lockheed, a major defense contractor with decades of experience with computers and IT systems, for 12 years running, failed to backup or check their backups of a critical USAF system needed to verify USAF compliance with law.
2 - The system was deliberately corrupted to cover up criminal activity.
It's hard to tell which is more likely.
Either way, heads need to roll. Every person in the management chain responsible for this debacle needs to be fired, from the CEO on down.
How many millions did the Pentagon pay Lockheed to screw this up?