> 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
This practice is still the same right now, certain online auction site for example is filled with sellers selling thousands of emulated games that are not public domain on compilation discs with a disclaimer saying that it's all public domain, most of the ones I've seen are from the UK.