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Robbbert
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Re: Mame32 CD-Rom
11/13/11 09:29 AM


> > > Ok thanks. This is an HMV (the big retailer) product and I bought it years ago so
> > if
> > > it is a dodgy copy that's news to me!
> >
> > I find it VERY strange a big UK high street retailer like HMV would be selling a
> > product like that.
> >
> > I can only assume it was sold back when MAME was a very 'underground'
> > scene..(Aggh..the good old days), and HMV had no idea about the legal aspects of
> > selling a product containing ROM dumps.
>
> That was exactly what it was.
>
> HMV used to sell a fair few different "Classix" discs, all made by a company called
> "TFC Software". They could usually be found hidden among other PD/Shareware
> compilation CDs on a little spinny rack in the corner of the software section
>
> I have a "Speccy Classix '98" CD right here (Which shows how far back we're going),
> full of ZX Spectrum, and for some reason, C64 games.
>
> Check the utter bollocks they wrote on the back cover in an attempt to cover their
> arses:
>
> The Contents of this CD-ROM have been previously been released onto the internet and
> therefore freely re-distributable either as Public-domain, freeware, or shareware.
> However no "direct" blatant copy of this CD should be produced by any "unscrupulous"
> CD producers.
>
> ...Seriously. I'm not making that up.
>
> I must've seen these discs floating about HMV into the early 2000's. Long gone now
> though.

I guess HMV is the same HMV store in Australia. If so HMV = "His Masters Voice", which is part of EMI record company. So, we have a big company breaking the rules because they can.







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* Mame32 CD-Rom Bronzey 11/12/11 03:30 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom BIOS-D  11/13/11 01:59 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom mesk  11/12/11 06:42 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom TafoidAdministrator  11/12/11 04:30 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/12/11 10:15 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom R. Belmont  11/13/11 04:26 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom krick  11/13/11 06:21 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom R. Belmont  11/13/11 08:14 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sune  11/13/11 07:09 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Vas Crabb  11/13/11 06:29 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/13/11 08:54 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sune  11/13/11 09:36 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/13/11 09:56 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom redk9258Moderator  11/13/11 10:55 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/14/11 03:03 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom kevenz  11/12/11 03:35 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Bronzey  11/12/11 06:49 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Ziggy100  11/13/11 01:01 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Mentski  11/13/11 08:30 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sacrilego  11/13/11 05:44 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom SmitdoggAdministrator  11/13/11 06:17 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Moose  11/14/11 01:39 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Kitsune Sniper  11/13/11 09:58 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Sune  11/13/11 10:40 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom CptGuapo  01/14/12 05:05 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Robbbert  11/13/11 09:29 AM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Mentski  11/13/11 08:26 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom mesk  11/12/11 07:38 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom redk9258Moderator  11/12/11 06:54 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom Robbbert  11/12/11 10:29 PM
. * Re: Mame32 CD-Rom casm  11/13/11 05:31 AM

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