> > > 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
> 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
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.