Does anyone know who came up with the design of the Atari Box console and controller (now Atair VCS) , was it Feargal's company or Atari?
I wonder if the dispute is over who owns the patent / copyright on the designs
Indiegogo changed there Terms of Service on May 25th this year. Campaigns like the Atari Gameband still fall under the old Terms of Service.
The Ataribox(VCS) campaign started literally a few days after the new Terms of Service where introduced ie it started May 31st just 6 days after the Terms of Service changed - Coincidence ?
So the Atari VCS campaign is under the new Terms of Service.
It's a tricky one. I guess the best option for the Gameband backers would be to get a lawyer to take on a class action case on a no win no pay basis. But since they said the money is gone, that's going to be very hard to get a lawyer that would do that.
They would need some evidence that the Gameband team either lied about there being no money, or there was evidence of fraud so they could to go after the Gameband CEO personnaly to retrieve cash.
The situation sucks. This reminds me of the Peachy printer campaign where they flat out came out and said that one of the team members stole a huge chunk of backers money - $320K. And yet nothing happened. At least not to date and it's been years.
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