Still, we don't know much about the contracts themselves, so we don't know what wacky garbage they agreed to. And in regards to Buxer it's possible that he implemented Hard Times for ICZ thinking that the song would never be technically released, but that he screwed up in that his label might have still held the rights to that. When you're playing a game of musical telephone between East/West and some pretty major record labels it's entirely possible that a lot of these issues simply stemmed from miscommunication and everyone sort of just had to go with it, with the proviso that future fuckery is out of the question lest lawyers get involved and money has to be paid. Cirocco DID say that SEGA owed a lot of money to a lot of people, and they could just be hanging in there on the aforementioned proviso and good faith agreement. You know, given the history between Sony (who owned MJ's catalogue) and Paramount Pictures... ..and the upcoming Sonic movie with Paramount, with my very limited knowledge of business deals and the shady characters who run said businesses, is it possible that they could have resolved certain rights issues by a simple transactional deal between SEGA and Paramount? I mean, I doubt this last part because it doesn't make much sense, but with the ever-changing hands of business, who knows what contracts, handshakes and agreements are still valid these days?