"It should be considered that combating perceived bullying by throwing hateful bullying right back isn't the best way to make allies and to help win arguments."
Firstly what are you refrencing here?
so the creators OWN STAR CONTROL 1 and 2 AND IT's assets PERIOD right you got that?
they chose NOT TO WORK WITH A COMPANY that they didn't want to because instead they decided they did not like the deal or the licence request and terms set by Stardock
now Stardock decides to USE IP THEY DO NOT OWN PERIOD KNOWING FULL WELL THEY DON'T OWN IT OR LEGALLY CAN USE IT BUT THEY DO https://www.scribd.com/document/396682032/Stardock-Systems-Inc-vs-Paul-Reiche-III-and-Robert-Frederick-Ford-Order-Denying-Motion-for-Preliminary-Injunction#from_embed?campaign=SkimbitLtd&ad_group=66960X1516586X17a14def1f2ea3e0852f05bc2a531659&keyword=660149026&source=hp_affiliate&medium=affiliate
read it and a learn a bit more
the creators are well with in their legal right
stardock are thiefs and brad in particular is a liar and a bully and sucked in to him
As someone who's played the game (unlike a good portion of the negative reviewers on the store page, it seems), Star Control: Origins appears to contain no material from Star Control 1 or 2. It is, for all intents and purposes, an original game merely based on the gameplay styles of games like Star Control of the time, with some modernized features. The only commonality they really share is the title. Except for the use of humans, "Star Control", and vague mentionings of a long-gone ancient species/faction, of which most science-fiction has in common, all the aliens, ships, etc. are unique to Origins.
They didn't just chose not to work with Stardock, according to the various documentation provided by both sides, they knowingly allowed things to continue without interference from their end until, basically, the very last moment. Showing merely continued disinterest in "Star Control" from long before Stardock purchased anything from Atari, when they should have stepped in if something was done wrong then, too.
They had every opportunity to do something about it, if they cared enough to. Now, instead of a kickstarter for a new "Star Control" game of some sort (and why not one to buy what Atari was selling in the first place?), they're trying to do one to fight a legal battle that should never have happened, and I am finding it harder with each new development to find compassion for their less-than-professional actions. I'm not discounting or dismissing things Stardock has done in reaction to Paul and Fred, but the responses Stardock has gotten is wildly out of proportion compared to the shenanigans of Paul and Fred.
I'm a Star Control fan, I've been hanging on their promises for decades, and I find this sudden renewed interest in a property they've only paid lip-service to until someone made a similar game in the series more than a little fascinating.
As for the web link to "Document 102" which was filed in the last several days being used as undeniable proof that Stardock is in the wrong here, that would be a wrong assumption. The document primarily deals with the issue of the DMCA being used repeatedly by Paul and Fred since the beginning of their re-newfound involvement in "Star Control" and Stardock's attempt to stop or slow down the DMCAs being thrown at them. It contains some history, though it seems, again, focused on the DMCA and why Paul and Fred feel justified in using it. It doesn't seem to contain much in the way of the prior going-ons and details of the on-going legal battles, otherwise.
Before linking such documents as proof, it might be a boon to review them first to ensure they pertain to the specific points being made, if any clear specific points were offered.
In the end, this only highlights how, at the least, the final released product of Star Control: Origins is being slammed by the DMCA when it contains no content that Paul and Fred might object to. The DMCA is used to basically stop the theft of such content, so it appears it's merely being used out of spite at this point.
As for the "bullying" part, I refer to derogatory posts and reviews that have little to do with the game itself and more to do with knocking on Stardock and anyone who posts anything that seems even mildly supportive of them. To me, it just seems like a barely justified reason for Stardock haters to come out of the woodwork.