Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

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Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

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ESA blocks attempt to improve legislation concerning video game archiving and preservation efforts:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/v ... d-archives
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How big is the ESA organization? Sometimes I get the feeling it's like a guy's part time job, and he just barks out "users are the number one enemy of software" anytime something hits the news. If he wasn't on the media call-for-opinion list, there'd be nothing to him at all but a crank website. And the lawyers, of course. <sigh>
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Well, I've heard they are known to take down stuff for real, and apparently they actually monitor users' activities and track down potential infringements.
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Yes, I know the lawyers and takedown requests, and pursue their client's viewpoint in "see what we can get away with" laywerly fashion. I just wasn't sure if they were anything more than that, or are just an umbrella for lawyer fees, or what exactly. Anyway, I'm sure I could research it if I cared, just the sleazy way they go about it is like Disney lawyers - gives a bad name via bad behavior to something I generally like, property rights for software producers.
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I do not click on links. Would it be too much to ask for copy and paste of the article?
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DOS Wolf wrote:I do not click on links. Would it be too much to ask for copy and paste of the article?
That's our problem because?
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DOS Wolf wrote:I do not click on links. Would it be too much to ask for copy and paste of the article?
But then you miss out on the information that they cite in it. It's a link straight from the EFF... what's wrong in clicking it?
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That's the 1st time I'd want to strangle 'em at throut, shake and yell "&(/&%n' idiots!!!" (even though I don't play such games). I'm askin' again: Why doesn't game companies release theirold ones to free distribution or take back on sale. That's why abandonware and museums exists. If they'd do, they ma get more customers.[/img]
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Wally wrote:
DOS Wolf wrote:I do not click on links. Would it be too much to ask for copy and paste of the article?
That's our problem because?
I don't click links.
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DOS Wolf wrote:
Wally wrote:
DOS Wolf wrote:I do not click on links. Would it be too much to ask for copy and paste of the article?
That's our problem because?
I don't click links.
Not our problem so you miss out :laugh:
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Wally wrote:
DOS Wolf wrote:
Wally wrote: That's our problem because?
I don't click links.
Not our problem so you miss out :laugh:
I can't tell if you are truly trying to be a dick or not, so I'll let it pass. :huh: But now we are talking more on this than the actual subject matter so I guess I will leave it to you guys. :rolleyes:
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