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Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« 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?
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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #2 on: 23:41, 09 March 21 »
As I know, the Amstrad CPC ROM usage was authorised for emulation purpose only.
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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #3 on: 10:55, 10 March 21 »
As I know, the Amstrad CPC ROM usage was authorised for emulation purpose only.


Is that documented somewhere?


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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #4 on: 11:50, 10 March 21 »
Yes, but I don't remember where. @OffseT probably know that information. (no commercial projects anyway)
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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Amstrad's Stance on Amstrad CPC ROMs
« Reply #8 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/

« Last Edit: 12:57, 14 March 21 by dragon »
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