I’d rather the choice of what gets preserved and what gets lost be up to the general public than some lawyer or a business guy who inherited an IP from the people who actually made it. Or fuck, even the guys or gals who made it doesn’t deserve to make the choice, really. Lots of things deserve to be forgotten and will be, even the stuff we cherish now in the great span of history probably won’t last. (Will school children five centuries from now have to play Zelda: BOTW as some cultural relic? Probably not.)
Eventually generations just lose interest in things. But that doesn’t mean things are lost so easily or should be lost so easily. Scholars can still study Elizabethan drama even when the general public doesn’t care about it outside of Shakespeare. I imagine 99% of all the pop culture today will be lost in just a short while relatively, I won’t cry if say, Venom (2018) is lost to the sands of time, but you never know what might be useful at some point.
There is still that interest in P.T. and Fuck Konami for not allowing that interest to be expanded and still cherished. They don’t get to make that choice. We make that choice, because while P.T. belongs to Konami today, it won’t belong to them eventually, and then it’s ours in public domain.
And if Konami causes something we have future ownership in to be destroyed, shouldn’t we have a problem with that?