Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pulled at Atari's Request

We already suspected that Atari had made the call to bar further sales of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, but thanks to a quote from Trent Oster on GameInformer, we now have official confirmation that they were indeed behind the request. But it's interesting to note that they're still selling it "through their channels" (like Steam), so it seems that they just didn't want Beamdog getting a piece of the pie anymore:
Beamdog suddenly removed the game from its own site and the App Store citing a legal issue with a publishing partner. While CEO Trent Oster told us that there's not much more he can say on the matter, he did reveal that it was at the request of Atari's legal team that the actions were taken.

"At the request of Atari legal we removed the game from sale on Beamdog and the App stores," Oster explained. "Atari is still selling the game through their channels. We're trying to remedy the situation and I'm hopeful we can come to an arrangement."
Doesn't that seem more than a little bit short-sighted, though? There would be way more money to be made by continuing development on BG2:EE, I would think.