On 2002-11-09 12:26, Malcolm Hope wrote:
Just a little question (or five!) -
What's the story with this new Amstrad E-mailer gadget, as apparently you can download Speccy games for it? Have Amstrad bought the rights to distribute these games? Do they already own the copyright for all the games they're offering? Anyone out there actually have one of these gizmos and can let us know the full story? Surely what Amstrad are doing with, what is (broadly) a commercially available Spectrum emulator (amongst other things) might effect the whole emulation scene.
Just a thought.
On 2002-11-06 01:22, Sharopolis wrote:
Has anyone one this forum been unable to get hold of a copy of any of the games that have been denied?
On 2002-11-13 12:30, Arjun wrote:
Sharopolis: Despite all the din about denied games, I'm sure most of them have managed to get into our inventory someway or the other.
Distribution is denied I understand (that is u can't give it out to others), but does it also mean that u can't GET it for urself?
On 2002-11-15 12:33, Dunny wrote:
Even if you own a defective Plus3 Disk, you *cannot* download an image of that disk from the net without the original copyright owner's permission. Full stop. Downloading *any* image that has not been expressly provided by the copyright holder or consent has not been given by such, is illegal.
Of couse, this doesn't get the person distributing the copies off the hook.
On 2002-11-15 14:06, Philip Kendall wrote:
There may be a civil case here, but not a criminal one, and in any civil case, you're going to have to prove that material damage was done.