Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4715 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Can we fork the legal discussion into another thread please? I'm interested in what Papiosaur is trying to accomplish here :)
Papiosaur, if you download amikit, for example, and try to run it, it'll prompt you for ways to find your already-licensed ROMs. I think this is the ideal solution. Just have Chrysalis be able to point to stuff we already have and use that. I would avoid trying to figure out licensing or do anything potentially sketchy. I'm sure everyone on this thread has probably already paid for ROMs :)
Interesting solution, but by today's standards questionable.
I have an Amiga with legal 3.1 roms in it, does that mean I have a license to use that software in any device I want to install it on, on multiple devices?
If its a per user answer, your solution makes sense to me as it can't be prevented, there is no registration or licensing process for end users of these roms.
Papi was asking about distribution of the roms with other software.
Its not a practical idea with a free software distribution (or even commercial software), and even AmiKit developers realize that.
So we let this thread go off course with a discussion of where you'd be able to legally source roms.
Sorry for the distraction. Yes, the best course is not to distribute the roms and allow the end users to secure them themselves. It eliminates any legal issues and leaves the matter up to the end user's discretion.
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