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To give you an idea, there was a day and age where the disc jockey actually picked the music, and a band like the Doors could become particularly popular because the long cut of the song gave the DJ time to run to the bathroom. This is almost entirely gone, except for a number of college radio stations. Instead songs are cut down to nothingness so that the station can claim to play twenty songs non-stop, and the whole mix is made in one place and sent out to the rest of the syndicates (traveling across the country doesn't expose you to new music on the radio generally).
Most people don't want to hear new music except in a small window of their life. It's just something in our psychology.
I'll step off your lawn now.
Addressing your intellectual property issue, (IAAL, but IANAIPL) if the game was outside of copyright protection there wouldn't necessarily be a clear trademark violation. If Steamboat Willy had ever been allowed to have it's copyright expire I would be able to release copies of Steamboat Willy even without permission from Disney. You can't trademark your way around copyright terms. This would be a derivative work, so not as clear a territory.
Must have just drafted this up in the last few minutes.
Is that sufficiently less conservative than Reagan for you?