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General Category => General Discussion - Introductions => Topic started by: PaultheRoman on 22:21, 09 March 21

Title: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: PaultheRoman on 22:21, 09 March 21
Hey, I wanted to know, what is the company's stance on the dispersion of CPC ROMs? Is it the same as their stance for the ZX Spectrum ROMs?
Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: tjohnson on 23:12, 09 March 21
Amstrad was sold years ago to Sky, you can distribute them, they don't care afterall the IP is really virtually worthless but you can't change them, sell them or use them in a product without licensing them.
Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: TotO on 23:41, 09 March 21
As I know, the Amstrad CPC ROM usage was authorised for emulation purpose only.
Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: eto on 10:55, 10 March 21
As I know, the Amstrad CPC ROM usage was authorised for emulation purpose only.


Is that documented somewhere?


Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: TotO on 11:50, 10 March 21
Yes, but I don't remember where. @OffseT (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1826) probably know that information. (no commercial projects anyway)
Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: OffseT on 12:14, 10 March 21
Yes, but I don't remember where. @OffseT (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1826) probably know that information. (no commercial projects anyway)


http://www.freetimeweb.nl/home/computer/alt/lawsons-amstrad-computer_site/web.ukonline.co.uk/cliff.lawson/cpchomec.htm


https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.amstrad.8bit/c/HtpBU2Bzv_U/m/HhNDSU3MksAJ

Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: GUNHED on 15:04, 10 March 21
Hey, I wanted to know, what is the company's stance on the dispersion of CPC ROMs?
Are you going to construct a new CPC clone / expansion?
Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: genesis8 on 16:17, 10 March 21
Taken from CPCEMU v1.5 documentation :

  The original Amstrad ROMs are included. The Firmware is copyright by  Locomotive Software; the BASIC is copyright by Amstrad. Amstrad and
  Locomotive have given me permission to distribute the ROMs with CPCEMU.

As Marco Vieth is on the forum, better ask him directly in PM.
Also check the permission given for Spectrum ROMs :

https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.amstrad.8bit/c/HtpBU2Bzv_U/m/HhNDSU3MksAJ
Title: Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
Post by: dragon on 12:53, 14 March 21
Amstrad was sold years ago to Sky, you can distribute them, they don't care afterall the IP is really virtually worthless but you can't change them, sell them or use them in a product without licensing them.


Copyright?. Sky ignore amstrad. There is a new company in India called  amstrad that sell electronic products, same, as amstrad....


Sky should make a demant to it...


But not. Just let it go.... They not matter.


 https://amstradworld.com/