[Coco] Hot CoCo Rights (was: Duplicating Copy-Protected Games (Z-89) (Rogelio Perea))
os9dude at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 10:18:30 EST 2008
The threads where the Hot CoCo discussions went on is contained in the July
2005 archive. This is the LAST message as exchanged with the publishers:
The whole July 2005 thread can be seen at:
Sad, and I'll say sad enough to the point of being insulting; but then
again, that's my feeling on this particular matter - some may see IDG's
response as appropriate and an effective protective measure on behalf of the
authors whose works are contained within.
As I mentioned before, a text book example on how the convoluted copyright
"practice" can easily "turn to the dark side" and stifle the open sharing of
knowledge, an archive of information good for an academic exercise on
vintage computing practices or a trip down memory lane for many of us CoCo
-=[ Rogelio ]=-
On Jan 17, 2008 9:54 AM, Andrew <keeper63 at cox.net> wrote:
> Rog (do you mind?):
> I have never heard of this before - do you or anyone else know of any
> contact information for the publisher (or rights owner as the case may
> be) of Hot CoCo? Is there an old thread somewhere?
> This is a sad shame! I have a few old issues of Hot CoCo, but they soon
> went bye-bye (the switched my parents subscription at the time to
> something else, then to family computing? can't recall). I remember them
> to be fun and have a lot of good info - different from the Rainbow, but
> useful in their own right.
> I am wondering if we as a community could talk to these people (or
> person, as the case may be), and come to an agreement like we did with
> the Rainbow (btw - what is the latest on that project - is it stalled?).
> This frustrates me to no end! I mean, if we took this list as an example
> of "all the current owners of a CoCo and those interested in emulating
> them", and multiplied it by ten, you still probably wouldn't have an
> audience of more than 2000 people (that even seems high to me)! Why hold
> on to something like that? Why not at least sell or share it to the
> people who hold it dear the most, so they can preserve it?
> Is there really a profit motive in all of this?
> -- Andrew L. Ayers
> Glendale, Arizona
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