Minecraft had an ending, but I didn’t know that ending consists of an unskippable 9 minute long poem. I also didn’t know that last month the author of that poem, Julian Gough, placed it into the public domain, which according to him he’s legally entitled to do because nobody at Mojang or Microsoft ever successfully got him to sign a contract.
He now says Microsoft are stonewalling any attempts to contact them about whether or not they own the copyright, and that this silence killed a piece he’d written for an unnamed “global news organisation” because they didn’t want to risk drawing the ire of Microsoft’s 1700 strong lawer team. That piece was actually an edited version of Gough’s blog post from last month, where he explained the situation and submitted the poem to the public domain – while making multiple references to the poem being written by the universe, and also how taking psychedelics lead him to conclude that not allowing himself to be compensated would be a “blockage of the flow of love”. It’s a trip.