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  • Feb 28th, 2014 @ 1:21am

    Re: Re:

    Assuming that the record companies couldn't just reclaim the rights as soon as they expire, right? No one should be able to claim it at that point. It should stay in public domain forever once it expires.

  • Feb 28th, 2014 @ 1:14am


    Indeed, because we the customers still have a voice and we think it's silly for a company to hold onto a game for that long, especially when everyone starts forgetting about it.

  • Feb 28th, 2014 @ 1:09am

    Re: There's no money in these games anyway

    Even many owners themselves seem to have no problem releasing/forgetting about their old games and therefore stop caring about them. After 5 or 10 years, in less the game requires a subscription to play it'll be making little or no money anymore.

    If you want to be even more fair, no one should be able to claim the rights to that game again after the time expires so that it can permanently stay in public domain. But there may have to be an exception for subscription based games, especially WoW which is still doing really good.

    But I guess some companies are just that greedy and think their games will still be making money after 35 or more years, and just because they complained, that's what the rule is.