Abandonware and buying WC titles online...can we clarify once and for all?

Discussion in 'General Wing Commander Chat' started by -danr-, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. Andrewas

    Andrewas Commodore

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    They aren't talking about copyright, they are talking about ESA protection of the title. They list EA has having 15 years protection, so any EA titles older than 1996 are now fair game as far as Abandonia are concerned.
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    So let me get this straight, the copyright is still active on EA games that are 15 years old or more, but they aren't protected from being downloaded now??


    Anyone able to tell me how they figured that one out?
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    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation! Staff Member

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    No, it's just an arbitrary thing the criminals decided--downloading EA games from fifteen years ago still isn't legal.
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    The Entertainment Software Association won't take action to protect an EA title that old. Doesn't make it legal, just makes it safe enough for Abandonia to host it anyway.
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    Thanks Andrewas. Was really confused by that
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    I like how they're both covered in advertisements and have multiple donation links on the front page. Real classy.
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    Stickying this thread for posterity.
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