RE: CommodoreWorld

From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) (
Date: 2004-06-18 13:17:15

Hallo Groepaz,

> i find that point very funny. they own rights to all and 
> every c64 game?

Only the games they own themself or have legal bindings with. (don't know
other words)

> i dont even think they own the
> right to the c64 roms, or any other software for that matter.

I wouldn't bet on that.

> > With this emulator they have a reason to forbid
> > publishing systemROMs as wel but.....
> ...they cant do it because they are talking BS :o)

What makes you so sure they do? The one thing I can do is to ask them if
they can proove they still on the rights. 

> thats also complete BS. every connecter present on the c64 is 
> an industry standard in some way. hell, even the IEE bus is one.

The connectors, yes, but the way it is used, no. The fact that IBM didn't
patent their ISA-bus enabled other firms to clone its PC's. Then IBM
produced the PS/2 and patented the MCA-bus. Other manufacturers were not
interested in paying royalties and came up with the VLB- and PCI-bus.

> you could still legally reverse engineer them and make hardware
> that connects to it.

I'll ask this question as well.

Hallo Anders,

> From your message, it seems that the people in charge are concerned
> to do the "right" things and make proper judgements and decisions.

Exactly, the last thing they want to do is to drive the old community away.

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