• Copyright of Workbench

    From miken@1:1/0 to All on Sun Mar 26 08:25:00 2017
    Dear All,

    I wonder. How it is the situation with Amiga Workbench copyright?
    I've got some emulator & games I would like to distribute.
    But I'm not sure whether it could be distributed including the Workbench without violating the copyright.

    Thanks & Regards

    Miken

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  • From Richard Menedetter@80:774/18 to Miken on Sun Mar 26 16:07:00 2017
    Hi Miken!

    26 Mar 2017 08:25, from miken -> All:

    I wonder. How it is the situation with Amiga Workbench copyright?
    I've got some emulator & games I would like to distribute.
    But I'm not sure whether it could be distributed including the
    Workbench without violating the copyright.

    As far as I know it is still copyrighted.
    I think by the makers of amiga forever.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From bcw142@80:603/0 to miken on Mon Mar 27 11:36:00 2017
    On 03/26/17, miken said the following...
    I wonder. How it is the situation with Amiga Workbench copyright?
    I've got some emulator & games I would like to distribute.
    But I'm not sure whether it could be distributed including the Workbench without violating the copyright.

    There are third party Workbenchs out there, I believe Colorbench was one of them, but there should be some in the Fred Fish collection which you should
    be able to find online.

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  • From Miken@80:505/2 to Richard Menedetter on Sat Apr 22 18:20:00 2017
    As far as I know it is still copyrighted.
    I think by the makers of amiga forever.

    Lucky them. I think there is still some space to make money on obsolete Amiga ROM. I've got burned in deep in my brain the hand-holding-a-diskette.

    However what I really liked ... are some remakes of the Amiga games music. There is plenty of them. The one I prefer most is the one from The Secret of Monkey Island. Someone called W3sp remade and rewritten it to the piano. And it's neat.

    Regards

    Miken

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  • From Miken@80:505/2 to bcw142 on Sat Apr 22 18:22:00 2017
    There are third party Workbenchs out there, I believe Colorbench was one of them, but there should be some in the Fred Fish collection which you should be able to find online.

    The question wasn't really in the direction of possibility of obtain one but rather sharing one. I was thinking about distributing some games together
    with the emulator and Workbench.

    But after Your replies it seems like I'd become rather a mighty pirate than
    an retro-evangelist.

    Regards

    Miken

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  • From Night Stalker@80:519/0 to miken on Fri May 26 14:05:32 2017
    On 03/26/17, miken said the following...

    Dear All,

    I wonder. How it is the situation with Amiga Workbench copyright?
    I've got some emulator & games I would like to distribute.
    But I'm not sure whether it could be distributed including the Workbench without violating the copyright.

    Workbench is still copyrighted. You can distribute pretty much anything else because it is Abandonware as long as it does not contain an Amiga Workbench disk or Kickstart Rom image..

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