Re: Copyright enforcement (was: VIC-20 expansion)

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 2003-01-27 21:41:23

On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Marko [iso-8859-1] Mäkelä wrote:

> Last year, I read about someone who had made a Futurama game for the
> Atari VCS 2600 by changing the graphics of an existing game.  He got
> a letter from the Fox studios and had to remove the piece of software
> from his home page.  (I've understood that in North America, the defendant
> has to pay for his attorneys even if he wins.  Here in Europe, the one who
> loses usually has to pay all attorneys.  That could make a huge difference.)

I'm sure Finnish law is much more sane. The day US law applies over here
(England) is the day I leave the country!


(who is now working in the legal profession, in case you hadn't heard)

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