Originally posted by Black Wolf
I was under the impression V owned everything Freespace, including what was under the VPs, but interplay had exclusive distribution rights, as well as the rights to the MVE format?
I think the VP content is regarded as the intellectual property (not sure if this is the right term) - i.e. everything that makes freespace what it is. I.e. the key characters, images, content that defines the series.
I believe a (possibly irrelevant) comparison is to a movie - the director, cast & crew may change (i.e. Volition), but the studio always owns the key assets which identify that series - story, visual designs, etc (i.e. Interplay).
Even though it was V's idea and work.