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Old 07-18-2018, 06:37 PM   #26
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They've violated nothing. They've simply chosen to ignore Disney's request. A legal notice or a C&D request is not the same as a court order. One can comply with it, or one can not and practically tell the sender that "we're not shutting down, involve the authorities if you don't like it".

And then there's of course the little matter of which authorities. This remake can technically stay alive as long as it's being developed in a country where the local copyright laws allow it.

If most of this project's development is taking place stateside, then the team is most likely in a world of hurt if they choose not to comply with Disney's notice. But if they happen to reside e.g. somewhere in eastern Europe, then there is actually a chance they're out of the reach of the mouse.
If I remember correctly, most of their production staff resides within the U.S. (and boy, do we have ultra-strict IP laws and copyright protection). Furthermore, back in March 2017, the group behind FoA's development ceded to Disney's request, promising to remove all download links by the 5th. Granted, they're technically not in violation of a court order, but they have gone against a cease and desist notice that they previously agreed to.
The Mouse will strike back, it seems, and with great vengeance.
Edit: And to quote their statement following the C&D (emphasis mine):
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We have been told that Lucasfilm don't want to share the Indy license with anyone right now, so we came up with other solution and we will see if that is going to work for them.
So to recap, they don't have the license, they're probably committing severe copyright violations by continuing, and the "other solution" they discussed seems to have gone nowhere.

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Old 07-20-2018, 07:56 AM   #27
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I think they said, that they will make to full game as a series of "unrelated demos". So the newest demo is first chunk of the game, next demo will be another chunk and so on.

This is strange and risky. I think Disney will eventually take same legal action.

Apart from all that, I really like the original pixel art better, than this new approach. To me, the original is perfect (well the voice acting could be upgraded a little bit). It is one of my favourites games of all time.

What can I say? I'm an oldtimer!
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:07 AM   #28
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I think they said, that they will make to full game as a series of "unrelated demos". So the newest demo is first chunk of the game, next demo will be another chunk and so on.

This is strange and risky. I think Disney will eventually take same legal action.

Apart from all that, I really like the original pixel art better, than this new approach. To me, the original is perfect (well the voice acting could be upgraded a little bit). It is one of my favourites games of all time.

What can I say? I'm an oldtimer!
I completely agree with all of your points here. The original game doesn't need a remake because it's already great. I wish someone would focus on actually making a new Indiana Jones game instead of simply reskinning the old version. And yeah, I think it's almost certain at this point that Disney will take legal action if they keep up with these "demo releases". I don't know why the development team on this so-called "remake" hasn't given it a rest yet.
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