Hi Shaun and all,
From a legal perspective that is not true. Under international
copyright law unless you are given permission to redistribute their
products in a written format it is not legal to do so. Just because a
developer does not say you can't redistribute the files does not
necessarily imply you have the right to redistribude said works. We
really need to be mindful of companies rights, and not break
international law by assuming something that may or may not be true.
A case in point. A while back someone asked what happened to an ESP
title that was not currently up for download on the Draconis sight. Some
people assumed because the game was free, it wasn't available from
Draconis, that it was ok to go ahead and post it to the list for
download. Josh later e-mailed the list telling people not to
redistribute the game which was his right to do so since he is now the
copyright holder for the game. It was a simple mistake, but one that
could have been avoided if those involved had asked Draconis in advance
if sharing the game was ok.
shaun everiss wrote:
got this from code factory.
They have said nothing against distrobution of their stuff.
Only that these games are not sold.
Until they complain about it, there for they are not interested in them or that
is how I read it.
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