Originally Posted by Finn
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):
Originally Posted by Lawsuit pending
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.