I pose a question to Robin:
Have you (or your legal council) met with CGI since the delivery of the letter terminating the contract to get them to cease producing Harn products?
The answer to this is yes. I have sent multiple registered letters to CGI requesting and requiring that they cease and desist their illegal activities forthwith.
I received a registered letter from a lawyer retained by CGI making similar demands on myself. However, once I informed the lawyers that I had in my possession certain documents, I never heard from those lawyers again.
Mr. Dalgliesh and myself have also exchanged a number of eMails in an effort to resolve the issue. The only way it can be resolved is by entering into a new agreement. It has seemed to me that such an agreement might have been reachable except for disagreement on one point. I certainly will not yield this one point, not should anyone expect this of me. The point is:
If CGI is going to publish my work, then they must pay me a mutually agreed royalty.
CGI would not agree to this principle. This is the point at which negotiations 'broke off'.
I should point out that I also offered CGI a 'royalty holiday' and a 'quit claim' of damages and back royalties & payments, but their position was simply that they refused to pay me any money whatsoever, ever.
I have, by the way, also offered CGI exclusive rights to Harn & Ivinia (with the exception of Melderyn), shared copyright on 'core HarnWorld materials' and exclusive copyright for CGI on new Harn material that I have not written (while I would, of course retain sole copyright on materials that CGI have never touched). None of this means anything if CGI is unwilling to pay any royalties at all.
This is how it stands.
If anyone thinks I should have negotiated a new deal under these circumstances, by all means speak up?