BTW, I'm not an art snob, just a guy who happened into the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before a RedSox game one Sunday and found myself in front of some truly breathtaking paintings thinking "Wow, those full color prints in art books don't do this justice!"
I also did not rule out the possibility of improved digital renderings in the future.
When Company A buys stuff from Company B, all existing agreements and contracts concerning that assett with external parties must remain in force when the assett is transferred. CNPT can't just change the playing field on an agreement already in effect.
Now, CNPT may be less likely to renew certain agreements that may have an expiration date than Novell may have been, but any agreement with an expiration is an at risk deal anyway, no matter who the original agreement was with.