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The really interesting potential outcome- my dream scenario, if you will, would be for Studio Nue to lean into this with the verdict from Japan saying that they own the Macross rights and Tatsunoku's deal with HG should be voided.  That chases off IP Squatting Patent Troll HG from the Macross rights and brings in a far less litigious entity that presumably could be dealt with like adults.

I'm more in favor of people who make things as opposed to 1%ers who got rich by scamming and suing everything in their path.

That said, I've already opined that the day the elderly Mr. Agrama goes to his reward should become a nerd holiday.  Perhaps like a Labor day, with an outdoor picnic and lots of beer if weather is appropriate, or a Thanksgiving-esque large meal celebrated with like-minded individuals.  If the latter, I'd be in favor of a  possible taco-centric meal, because tacos are delicious.
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I can't believe there wouldn't be an agent for the Minneapolis area.  I KNOW we have players aplenty around here.  And a virtual world as well.

There are a couple of agents in MSP
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*nods* Yeah. Any which way, it's a huge risk, and something tells me CGL is not particularly interested in taking risks right now.
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Challenges and Gatherings / Re: Seeking players in Seattle area
« Last post by Lord Cameron on Today at 02:33:45 »
Curious if these Seattle groups are still active, have been wanting to get back into Battletech and am fairly new to the area.

Are you closer to the North side (Lynwood/Everett) or the South side (Tacoma/Fed Way)?
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Alpha Strike / Re: Alpha Strike at GenCon
« Last post by Lord Cameron on Today at 02:28:25 »
I signed up for the 6hr Jade Falcon vs Lyran big battle. Just the type of scenario I was hoping for.

Should be Steel Viper vs Fedcom (Lyran )
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I am not a lawyer, so I might be off on this thought... but wouldn't it be ironic if the Playmates vs. FASA (MadCat Ripoff...) was one of the legal precedents cited on behalf of the defendants in this case? It would just feel somewhat poetic to me.

That case was dismissed with prejudice, meaning Playmates effectively won. Since the "heavy attack E-frame" never actually made it into production, it was - in the end - not a violation of copyright. In fact, FASA was in the wrong to sue Playmates. Aside from that one toy prototype, their case was extremely weak, and all it did was open FASA to the countersuit that brought in Harmony Gold.

Look, I want to see BattleTech strong and proud. I want to see the Classics on the battlefield. Just look at my avatar! But we must face the facts instead of mindlessly rooting for our "team."

So are you folks saying that fans wanting the company to set up a funding page for the defense of the company that people can contribute to is wrong and borders of vigilantism?

*sigh* I'm not new to the internet. But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt: no, don't do that, either. If IMR/HBS need money for their defense, let them ask first, or just buy their products.
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So are you folks saying that fans wanting the company to set up a funding page for the defense of the company that people can contribute to is wrong and borders of vigilantism?

There are a lot of reasons why organizing it here would be the wrong thing to do.
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My magic eight ball says the creative team behind Robot Jox is next :P
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Considering Lucasfilm never sued over the Urbanmech... I mean lets face it. It's R2D2 with legs and guns :o
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So are you folks saying that fans wanting the company to set up a funding page for the defense of the company that people can contribute to is wrong and borders of vigilantism?
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