An interesting story revolved around the Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour. Composer Bobby Prince, who wrote the soundtrack for Duke Nukem 3D, sued Gearbox Software publisher and Randy Pitchford: the company used the music that Prince owns without permission. In addition, the trial threatens the company and Valve.
The composer claims that a total of 16 tracks that he wrote for the original 1996 game, Gearbox Software used for the anniversary reissue, without any rights. The fact is that the Apogee studio owned limited rights to Prince’s music and had to pay him one dollar for each sold copy of the game. However, the full rights to the songs still belonged to the composer himself, Bobby Prince.
In 2016, Gearbox Software released a re-release of the legendary shooter Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, which used music from the original game. The corporation acquired the rights to the titles of the Duke Nukem 3D series from Apogee, but here’s the bad luck: the rights to the tracks, we repeat, are owned by their author, not the studio. Prince argues that even music files used for reissues contain text that indicates the composer’s ownership.