[Coco] Hot CoCo Rights (was: Duplicating Copy-Protected Games)

Jim Hickle jlhickle at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 19 10:03:29 EST 2008

Erik Ames <eternyl_bliss at yahoo.com> wrote:There is a thing called 'Abandoned Warez' and for a classic example: http://www.the-underdogs.info/ This place has been around for many years and provide old pc games that have a copywrite and some have been cracked. For more information on their input about copywrite laws please view the following link: http://www.the-underdogs.info/faq.php#a5.
  You can't buy this stuff anymore and you certainly can't 'buy' CoCo items anymore except for eBay. Then you are the mercy of being in a middle of a bid war with a fanboy with (0) feedbacks or the auctioneer that thinks he can start his lot deal out at $300 and then lets it camp out in his store forever and a day.
The existence of those websites isn't proof that what they do is legal or ethical. In the FAQ at the-underdogs.info it states that distributing "abandonware" is illegal.  The law is the law, and you don't have a right to break it just because it makes you sad.

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