This thread is purely to discuss the Interplay IP auction. It is NOT a thread to discuss what to do with the IPs, Freespace 3, etc.
As you are aware from the other thread, Interplay's Intellectual Property is currently up for sale. These are the following facts as I have gleamed them:
a) The auction is for the ENTIRE IP lot and it is not being sold piece meal or even by leagues.
b) The auction bids must
be submitted by 27th of September 2016.
c) The IP list can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx7rn7kEXNCaYm11VzB0Y3FkZmc/view?usp=sharing
Credit to Kinslayer
I have been in contact with Wedbush securities regarding the Interplay IP Auction. They will be sending me the process letters to put in a bid shortly.
Unfortunately this i a very short timeframe of one week in order to place a bid. I have some resources on hand that I can use to support this bid on the order of possibly $4-5k that I can wrangle shortly while I can also try to look for some investors locally. It isn't much of a bid, it will very probably NOT succeed, but I am determined to put in a bid with whatever I possibly can.
If anyone is firmly
interested in contributing anyway to this process, please let me know by my email [email protected]
For HLP's Admins: I would like to request a @hard-light.net email if you already have one working. If you do not, please let me know and I'll see about getting something a bit more formal to set this up with.
I just want to make it officially clear, my main goal with attempting to get these IP rights is to make the entire thing public domain or similar, with the eventual goal of working with community groups like HLP or worthy developers to ressurect some of these titles from the dead if needed - or indeed, just simply bringing them up to modern spec or even just compatibility with Windows 7/10. It's a vague goal for the moment, I am aware, but given the limited timespans, it is one that will develop into more details as time progresses.
So far the help I need is the following:
a) Information on a law firm or lawyer or group that can help with the legal underpinnings of this process, especially IP law, etc
b) Signal boosting: people interested in helping to ensure that Interplay's IP do not fall into the hands of companies that will squander it.
c) Trust. Most of all, I need a way to prove, conclusively, that there can be trust placed in me. If there is any idea or way to do this, let me know.
Given the sources of my funding sees this as an investment, I'll be placing this as a single, private bid to avoid complications in the future. The goal is still to get things to be put into the public domain, but with some form or method to recoup initial costings. Apologies for the trouble so far.