ZakMcRofl, we are not supporting any form of "milking" customers. We are simply wary and want to, bluntly put, protect our asses until we know more!
From you statement I think you are not a lawyer and also have never been involved in IP or copyright litigation. It's not fun. And just because you and me know (and also sev, as he clearly expresses in his blog post) that we are not doing anything illegal doesn't stop 3rd parties (e.g. LucasArts) from still trying to sue us or at least make our lives very hard. Thus, we are first trying to find out what LucasArts position is before doing things like adding support for those newly released game variants.
I.e. we are simply being careful, because while we love hacking on ScummVM, we also love leading peaceful lives. In particular, we don't like being told by others that *we* should take a risk just because others think there is none resp. that it's not that big... Fine, you may think so, but since *we* have to bear the risk, we'll reserve to decide for ourselves whether to take it
And no, this is not just paranoia; we were contact and threatened by the LEC lawyers several times in the past years; and we just had a lengthy legal fight about GPL violation. Legal stuff is *no* fun, trust me.
That said, of course 3rd party tools could easily be written that "extract" those games for ScummVM. It is rather trivial, after all
And finally, it is not unlikely that we'll add "native" support for these game variants in the future. But first we need to hear from LEC.