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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt' and WordStar IP 2013 update
« on: June 18, 2013, 04:08:49 AM »
 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and their Riverdeep division is still the current owner of the WordStar intellectual property as of 2013. I confirmed this with them via email.

Here's their response:
Unfortunately, the title you have written about is very dated, and is no longer sold or supported by HMH. There are no current plans to update this title for newer operating systems.

The title in question is of course WordStar.

They won't allow it to be legally re-released in some way and there isn't any support for it.

On the other hand many older software is legally avaialbe sometimes at no cost by the permission of the copyright owners, especially games. Also notably Microsoft made Word 5.5 for DOS legally available as a free download despite no longer supporting that release.

A shame really for historical or emulation purposes-at least we do have a command emulator available.

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