Great stuff, man. I'm glad other people are working on this in their spare time besides just I, SCPM, and of course GOG.
I'm a girl. :-D
Well I'll be. Good to know.
I just got an answer from SEK founder Carsten Orthbandt concerning Wiggles and ParaWorld! He answered within a few hours and was nice about it!
The rights to ParaWorld lie with Ubisoft. So I'll mail Ubisoft Germany tomorrow. (Too tired now.) Or would this be the moment to ask GOG to get in contact with Ubisoft Germany about this?
Carsten himself owns the copyright to Wiggles because he bought it back. BUT he doesn't own the rights to the name. He says it's complicated.
I wrote him back (thanking him for his fast reply, of course) and asked if he would be at all interested in Wiggles being re-released and if he knows who has the rights to the name.
You could try to email Ubisoft G. if you believe there's a chance they would respond, but personally this is about the time I'd write down what the situation is in a list, then send it to Turnipslayerr eventually. (But I may be a little bit lazier than you. :P)
If there is anything I can do to help, let me know. Though I think my expertise mostly extends to old and obscure games in this regard. Still, I'd be happy to chat with contacts if other folks are feeling overtasked.
Hey, if you have the time, please do try to make contact with some people if you believe they can help figure out rights. :) Purely up to you, though. I'm still up to doing research and making contacts (on good old games that seem to have slipped between the cracks), but given how a lot of my messages haven't been returned, the amount of time I'm willing to spend researching a single game has dropped a little.
My focus right now is preparing a list based on Abandonia titles, of both games that I believe they could bring because the publishers already here have the rights, and on the games I've researched up until now.
Nothing new I can say except killer work, man. :)