LOTD copyright owner?

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LOTD copyright owner?

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Hello dear group members. Does anyone know who currently owns the copyright to LOTD? I would like to do it in VR and would like to contact the current owner company if that is possible. :roll:
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Thats a good question that i've been wondering myself. To be honest, i have no idea.... Maybe Universal Studios. Brainbox games or/and Groove Games were bought by some Canadian company that i really cant remember the name of. Generally, the games copyright isnt claimed.... yet... By its holder. I know its been posted on archive.org as abandoned. You would have to do more research.

Also, i sent you a reply regarding your credentials for your old account from 2012. But there seem to be two Dome accounts.
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Thanks for your reply Dragosvr92! :) Yes, I requested a password change, but unfortunately I did not receive your reply, so I registered again. This website is very good, never take it down!!! <3
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Dome19 wrote: 14 Nov 2023, 22:06 Thanks for your reply Dragosvr92! :) Yes, I requested a password change, but unfortunately I did not receive your reply, so I registered again. This website is very good, never take it down!!! <3
I've done some research and it looks like Funbox Media Ltd now owns Brainbox Games. On Steam, if you click the Developer (Brainbox), it links to them. Its also FunBox who added Desert Thunder 2003 to Steam, in what appears to be 2014.

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https://www.mobygames.com/company/6425/brainbox-games/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2833 ... t_Thunder/
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ok..Im still alive & kickin sorta. have had a crash in my eyesfir quite a while and cannot see very well. workinig on that for quite a while. dam i do miss everyone so bad. ive been to ask Bkade if he owns any partr of LOTD or just the master listing rights which im sure he pays very little or nothing to use it but not resale it.he told me a long time ago it would stay alive as long as ANY server or servers are alive.guess Drafos and myself are the old neb here with me turning 71 thhis year on Halloween. nut i know as long as im breathing i will keep my old dusty server workiing.again...dam i miss so many wonderful people i made friends wioth here.LOTD lives for a reason im guessing.Miss you all..but I AINIT QUITTING...PERIOD..cause DESTROYER said so.Peace all
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Hi @destroyerlotd !
I am sorry to hear that dest but i am glad you come to tell us. I wish you a speedy recovery !

Blade only owns the domain name that is used for the master server, and he has the master server software. With the software anyone can run it if they change the MS address in the LOTD.ini file. He pays the yearly fee for the domain name which can range between $10-20/year, and the hosting fees as i think he doesnt host it on his own computer for many years now....

I dont know if you remember Dennis, but he wrote his own MS software after it shut down (i think in about 2010), but he got upset for nothing and left. Thank you for the nice words and for remaining with the LOTD community. I wish you good health !
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