Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread C.E. Forman
Legal notices are *meant* to be taken literally. And yes, unfortunately (for this particular product) it is being resold illegally. The term selling, in the above only refers to selling copies, but the very first sentence ending in intended for the use of the original purchaser only clearly

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread C.E. Forman
..and one that was barely copy-protected. The protection was cracked fairly early on and pirate copies ran rampant throughout the warez kiddies of the time. As a result, only 5000 legitimate copies of the game were sold, so it turned out to not be profitable for the developer and publisher,

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread Pedro Quaresma
our humanity. - Albert Einstein Para: [EMAIL PROTECTED] A/C: Ref: cc: Assunto: Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2 C.E. Forman [EMAIL PROTECTED] 18-09-2002 13:36 Solicita-se resposta a swcollect Legal notices are *meant* to be taken literally. And yes, unfortunately

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread Lee K. Seitz
C.E. Forman spake thusly into the ether: Has anyone here seen a legit copy [of Bilestoad] (even just a loose disk)? This is one I suspect would command an astronomical price at auction. I've never even found a pirate copy in all the disk lots I've bought up over the years. I never even heard

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard spake thusly into the ether: Adam Baratz wrote: (Remember The Bilestoad?) No... please explain... The Bilestoad was an awesome Apple II game that was way ahead of it's time in terms of graphics, coding, and concept. You control a cyber knight as he battles with another

RE: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-18 Thread Dan Chisarick
] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2 Jim Leonard spake thusly into the ether: Adam Baratz wrote: (Remember The Bilestoad?) No... please explain... The Bilestoad was an awesome Apple II game that was way ahead of it's time in terms of graphics, coding, and concept. You control a cyber

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Pedro Quaresma
Heh, I love this group! Ditto! :) Or what if you have two sets of parts but only one set of disks, having lost the others? Why would it be wrong to include one original disk and one copy per set? I'd consider doing this if it was a common game that wouldn't sell for much either way. Bard's

RE: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Dan Chisarick
Title: Message I'd say that legal ownership of the software has zero to do with either the media OR the box. Take a non-game package like Photoshop. My house burns down or is robbed. My copy was registered w/Adobe. I can call them up and purchase a new copy of the media for $20 (the

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Edward Franks
On Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at 11:27 AM, Lee K. Seitz wrote: [Snip] a) the thrift store I bought this game at was selling it to me illegally. ([...] selling [...] this product is a violation of law.) Does this mean Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe is into hard-core piracy just by reselling

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: Of course, all of this is still being hashed out or has to be hashed out in the court system. :sigh: Good thing we have some lawyers on the list, then. :-) (My father-in-law is also a lawyer, so I've got Fair Use nailed down in my brain) --

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: The distribution and sale of this product are intended for the use of the original purchaser only and for use only on the computer system specified. Lawful users of this program are hereby licensed only to read the program from its medium into

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Adam Baratz
(Remember The Bilestoad?) No... please explain... -Adam -- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of

Re: [SWCollect] Buy 1 get 2

2002-09-17 Thread Jim Leonard
Adam Baratz wrote: (Remember The Bilestoad?) No... please explain... The Bilestoad was an awesome Apple II game that was way ahead of it's time in terms of graphics, coding, and concept. You control a cyber knight as he battles with another knight. The weapon is a battle axe, and as you