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Star Control: Origins - The Voyage Home (to Steam)

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After a bruising takedown fight, Star Control: Origins is once again available for purchase on Steam, and all without a court order for one side or the other.

What does this mean for Stardock and Star Control going forward?

What can we read into Valve and Steam's willingness to reject the safe harbor liability protection afforded by the DMCA?

And what does it mean for the industry at large?

CHECK OUT OUR EARLIER VIDEOS ON THE TOPIC:

"Star Control: Origins, Stardock, and the DMCA"
(https://youtu.be/gVJIgLnDbcQ)

"Look, Feel, and the DMCA"
(https://youtu.be/xgmX2GHF88o)

FULL DISCLOSURE: Hoeg Law is located near Stardock's headquarters and has had numerous personal and professional contacts with the company. No part or portion of the matters discussed in this video have been discussed by Hoeg Law with Stardock or any of its personnel.

#Stardock #StarControl #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Star Control: Origins Returns to Steam Following DMCA Takedown"
DualShockers, January 18, 2019
(https://www.dualshockers.com/star-control-origins-returns-steam-dmca)

Denial of Preliminary Injunction
December 27, 2018
(https://www.scribd.com/document/396682032/Stardock-Systems-Inc-vs-Paul-Reiche-III-and-Robert-Frederick-Ford-Order-Denying-Motion-for-Preliminary-Injunction)

US Copyright Act, Section 512
(https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512)

"Notice of Copyright Infringement" (DMCA Takedown)
December 28, 2018
(https://content.screencast.com/users/draginol/folders/Snagit/media/530875f0-933f-4aff-943c-d15035d58a3a/12.31.2018-16.33.png)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

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