Besides, it's not like Mediavps would disappear. Even now, they are probably quite a few unauthorized mirrors. I'm sure that there would be at least one person defiant enough to reupload everything important to some Russian server where Interplay couldn't touch it (Russians usually don't give a frak for US copyright claims). Maintaining it would be another story, but patching things in this engine is easy, and they certainly don't have any sort of moral right to stop this project. BP could be threatened, since it's big and depends heavily on FS2, but if "Fifty Shades of Gray" could take a Twilight fanfic, change names and sell it, then I'm sure the BP team could come up with something similar that would keep the story together (indeed, they'd likely end up improving it. TBH, I'd actually like it if they had to replace the Deimos with something interesting-looking...).