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August 18th, 2019, 21:01
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Now, that has led me to the horrible thought : How many banks are virtually sitting on rights of any kind of media product no-one knows about ? And which are not only gathering dust but also become forgotten ?
Quite a few - though mostly for games nobody is really interested in seeing show up again.

It gets even more confusing because the music, the right to publish, the actual IP rights, and who-knows-what-else can be divided up. No One Lives Forever is the poster child for that issue. Warner, Activision, and Fox all *may* own pieces of that game. However, it isn't worth it to them to even look up whether that's true or not!

<Obvious fix: legally require corporate copyright holders to give a definitive yes or no within a month of a request, free of charge. Individuals get longer because an individual might be on vacation, in a coma, or otherwise unavailable for more than a month.>
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