Except, that's not how copyright works.
And before you bag on the modding community, just remember that they are only reason that Re-Volt on modern systems is even possible. You knew this, and yet you decided to go on. Where I come from, this is called "being dishonest." Thanks for playing, have a nice day. :)
You know exactly nothing about copyright and modding rights, do you.
The modders have no rights to anything, really. And how am I dishonest? I feel like you generally have no clue what you're saying.
This has moreless been discussed here already (in the latter half of this thread -> http://www.gog.com/forum/general/release_revolt/page1
) but as long as the modders don't give a definite statement about it and as long as WeGo doesn't care to answer (or just do something about it) this whole situation will remain unresolved.
I'm no lawyer myself but just as a side note, the article you mentioned doesn't give any detailed info about what exactly
WeGo acquired about the game, specifically regarding the Xbox version which was developed some time after all the other versions were released but was itself never officially released and is the base of the modders patch.
Also in this case the modders never made profit from their work and as far as I know it was never their request to get any money from WeGo, just that they stop using their patch on GOG.
And as it has already been mentioned a couple of times, WeGo could just simply use the version they acquired from Throwback Entertainment and everything would work out fine, yet they haven't given a single official statement about this situation anywhere.
I'm not sure I get what you mean regarding you not being sure exactly what they acquired about the game. If a publisher buys an IP, they own the rights to it through and through.
As for the modders not making a profit, well of course they didn't, because if they did, the license holder would have a legal claim to their earnings.
Lastly, I don't pretend to know what WeGo thinks or does, so I don't know why whatever version was used over another, but I simply think it stinks to have some elitist modders holding up a game so that nobody can actually purchase it. It's god knows how old, and they have absolutely zero rights to it, yet everyone is bending over backwards to accommodate them. Like I said, I get they would like credit, and that's all well and good, but they've already edited themselves into the credits in the game, so there. Credit given...
Let's not go overboard now. I just don't understand what the big problem is.
Thanks for the link though, I'll go read it. Perhaps it'll give me a slightly better understanding.