Question about licensing
My question is about Sam & Max legal licensing of the game - the original Hit the Road 1993 licensing.
Who owns the recordings of Bill and Nick -- Telltale, Double Fine, Lucasfilm and/or Disney? Or is the license expired? Or themselves?
Who own's rights to the (original, 1993) game? Is the license for this game expired?
Are the artworks expired, or does Steve Purcell still own them? If so, would a 'reimagining' of them by another artist be legal or illegal?
Just wondering, as we all wonder if and when Telltale will make a Remastered version of Sam & Max: Hit the Road. I mean, come on - they did it for Full Throttle, it wouldn't be that hard for Sam and Max.
Are they in Development Hell, because of multiple conflicting licenses and opinions? Or have they just not thought of it, and think Sam & Max are 'done'? Are the recordings - which were 11k/16bit, very staticy and not being remade or edited -
not due anytime soon?
If anyone could get Steve Purcell, Sean Clark, Michael Stemmle, Tim Shafer, anyone to comment on this? That would be greeeeat
I've already got Bill Farmer's agent and email (well, his probably disused email as of, like, 10 years ago, haven't actually tried writing him because of general fear I'll be ignored); though naturally I've got none of the others, they're comment, their time.
Please, please, please.
Thank you, thank you, thankyou.