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JavaCPC will be discontinued
« on: 13:42, 01 April 10 »
Hi together,
maybe you remember that I mailed to Amstrad some time ago if I'm allowed to use their roms.

Today I got a mail from them.
- I am not allowed to use Amstrad plc. Roms inside my emulator
- I am not allowed to make my emulator public
- If I would share my emulator any longer, they will report that and take me to international courts.
- I already have to pay an amount of £15.000 as regress

:(

(I hope other emu-coders will not have the same problems, I don't know what happened with Amstrad, that they are so un-cooperative now :( )
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #1 on: 13:52, 01 April 10 »
 Today is april fools day!

But it was a nice try! :)


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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #2 on: 13:56, 01 April 10 »
Today is april fools day!

But it was a nice try! :)

Oups.. indeed, we have April, 1st...
Anyway I did not take care about this.
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #3 on: 13:59, 01 April 10 »
Ahhhh frak! Damn you! But it WAS very fishy - after all, Amstrad HAVE given permission...

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #4 on: 14:30, 01 April 10 »
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Dear   Mr. Hohmann,
 
  Thankyou for communication dated 2009-11-21   concering use of the ROM  software for the Amstrad CPC computers in your   emulator program.
 
  You are not granted permission to use the   ROM software in any form because this remains the copyright of Amstad   plc.
   
  You MUST, with immediate effect, remove all downloads   pertaining to your program and you MUST delete this program.
  You   have 30 days to comply with this.
 
  If you fail to comply we   will result to legal proceedings. You are  required to pay £15,000 in   compensation for the existing offence. This  payment must be sent within   20 days.
 
  Your prompt action is required in this matter.
   
  Yours sincerely,
 
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #5 on: 14:40, 01 April 10 »
Like a postage for emails published in German newspapers, tv and radio this morning.
Damn - just imagine ???

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #6 on: 14:42, 01 April 10 »
Like a postage for emails published in German newspapers, tv and radio this morning.
Damn - just imagine ???

?
Sorry, I did not read any newspaper yet.
What happened?
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #7 on: 14:44, 01 April 10 »
Hi together,
maybe you remember that I mailed to Amstrad some time ago if I'm allowed to use their roms.

Today I got a mail from them.
- I am not allowed to use Amstrad plc. Roms inside my emulator
- I am not allowed to make my emulator public
- If I would share my emulator any longer, they will report that and take me to international courts.
- I already have to pay an amount of £15.000 as regress

 :(

(I hope other emu-coders will not have the same problems, I don't know what happened with Amstrad, that they are so un-cooperative now :( )
damn. what about kc compact roms?
My games. My Games
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #8 on: 14:45, 01 April 10 »
damn. what about kc compact roms?

Hmm well I think they would do!
(Or does Amstrad also have rights on GDR roms?)
GDR doesnt exist anymore... Robotron, too, AFAIK.
So I think this could do it!
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #9 on: 14:46, 01 April 10 »
Erm - if this is serious indeed, then I don't even know where to begin... the ROMs already having been granted to the public, the ROMs being irrelevant to the emulator itself, the clear lack of right or jurisdiction to impose a fine (not to mention that an email is hardly the way to do it anyhow...

Bottom line is: even if there are some corporate lackeys running the show in Amstrad now, screw it - just remove the ROMs from the package and everything will be just as before.

This is so utterly weird that I can't believe it's not an April Fool's. But if it is, and you continue with it even after it's been called, then you're in offense of April Fool's etiquette...

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #10 on: 14:46, 01 April 10 »
According to WDR2 the German government is going to establish a fee for every sent email.
Google for "email porto",please ;)

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #11 on: 14:48, 01 April 10 »
Well, concerning kc compact ROMs, there are two possibilities: either they were unlicensed, in which case it's all the same, or they were licensed, but in this case the rights revert to their initial holder after the demise of the licensee. Except if KC compacts wore a total rewrite of the original ROMs (much like the first IBM-compatible BIOSes...)

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #12 on: 14:48, 01 April 10 »
This is so utterly weird that I can't believe it's not an April Fool's. But if it is, and you continue with it even after it's been called, then you're in offense of April Fool's etiquette...

Sorry I asked you before 12:00 in MSN to post the mail or not...
You better read MSN
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #13 on: 14:50, 01 April 10 »
Well, apologies for discussing my wedding with family last night :D

"Sender:   privacy@amstad.com"

Who the heck is Amstad?

So, shall we post is as a big piece of news on the front page???

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #14 on: 14:50, 01 April 10 »
Well, concerning kc compact ROMs, there are two possibilities: either they were unlicensed, in which case it's all the same, or they were licensed, but in this case the rights revert to their initial holder after the demise of the licensee. Except if KC compacts wore a total rewrite of the original ROMs (much like the first IBM-compatible BIOSes...)

Well, I dont know this.
But I think, KC-compact roms are not licensed.
There also exist many games for the KC-compact which have been "copied and renamed" from CPC games.
Arkanoid = best example
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #15 on: 14:51, 01 April 10 »
Well, apologies for discussing my wedding with family last night :D

"Sender:   privacy@amstad.com"

Who the heck is Amstad?

So, shall we post is as a big piece of news on the front page???

Built on salt and water :P
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #16 on: 14:53, 01 April 10 »
Built on salt and water :P

Unfamiliar with the expression...?

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #17 on: 14:54, 01 April 10 »
Unfamiliar with the expression...?

April April! :D :D :D
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #18 on: 14:55, 01 April 10 »
So it's an April Fool's? But, as I said, once someone calls it you're not allowed to continue the prank...

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #19 on: 14:56, 01 April 10 »
So it's an April Fool's? But, as I said, once someone calls it you're not allowed to continue the prank...

I dont care about this :P

(I know someone who believed that)
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #20 on: 14:57, 01 April 10 »
So it's an April Fool's? But, as I said, once someone calls it you're not allowed to continue the prank...

I'll just phone Alan and check...

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #21 on: 15:01, 01 April 10 »
I'll just phone Alan and check...

Greet him
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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #22 on: 15:23, 01 April 10 »
I was gonna send one earlier about news of Amstrad re-entering the computer and console market, powered by the new SClive 4000 CPU.  :D

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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #23 on: 16:13, 01 April 10 »
Actually SClive needs a new & powerfull CPU!



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Re: JavaCPC will be discontinued
« Reply #24 on: 19:23, 01 April 10 »
I guess he needs an UPgrade....