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Re: Update
11/02/13 07:20 PM


My apologies. Please interpret this for me then: "If you write 99% of a source file". There's apparently a deeper meaning I'm not understanding.


>In the same way that if you proof read a book and find a spelling mistake, you don't get any copyright for it.
Ok ... since you're pushing the issue and I work for a book publisher ... I can't resist. On some level they do and proof readers often make larger edits but because they are doing it on a work-for-hire basis the copyright is given up to their employer. The author themselves often loose their copyright ... that's what a publishing deal is all about. Most contracts eventually revert it back to the author under certain conditions. Had MAME started off by requiring contributors to assign their copyrights to someone or some legal entity representing MAME this whole issue would have been moot.


>This is the process that Haze is refusing to be involved with
Indeed, and that's a dickish thing to do, but it doesn't necessarily make him wrong. Ultimately, it's not the contributor's legal responsibility to go through the code and figure that all out for you.

>You seem to be under the impression that someone incorrectly saying they are the sole copyright holder is illegal
'Saying' it isn't illegal (or whatever term you want to hash out) but distributing it as such with an incompatible license certainly is. So if you just want to attribute stuff and track who has ownership of what files then sure ... have at it. If you hope to someday use that as the basis of distributing the code under multiple licenses then you'd better be sure you aren't wrong.

Again, as I said in a response to RB that as a practical matter this isn't a problem. It's unlikely anyone would sue and any offending code is replaceable. As a legal matter, in terms of putting MAME on rock solid copyright grounds, I think it is and only a real code audit and unthinkable amount of detective work could make it so. Not that my opinion merits any weight but at some point it would be wise to do what Haze has supposedly done: scrape together some money/donations and get a legal opinion.







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* So why did this annoy me so much? AaronGiles 10/22/13 10:04 PM
. * Everything moved to EmuChat Mr. DoAdministrator  11/02/13 08:16 AM
. * Re: Everything moved to EmuChat Anonymous  11/02/13 12:16 PM
. * Might as well sell it for profit now... italieAdministrator  11/02/13 02:33 AM
. * David Haywood's Homepage Downloads disabled.. DaffyDuck  10/28/13 03:43 PM
. * Update joey35car  10/31/13 02:49 AM
. * Re: Update DMala  10/31/13 03:58 PM
. * Re: Update etabeta  10/31/13 04:39 PM
. * Re: Update absence  10/31/13 07:40 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/02/13 12:50 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/02/13 03:00 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/02/13 04:55 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/02/13 05:14 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/02/13 05:22 PM
. * Re: Update RetroRepair  11/04/13 07:10 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/02/13 07:20 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/03/13 04:04 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/03/13 05:17 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/03/13 07:02 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/03/13 08:37 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/04/13 12:29 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/04/13 03:24 PM
. * Re: Update etabeta  11/04/13 02:00 PM
. * Re: Update Lord Nightmare  11/03/13 05:23 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/03/13 05:26 PM
. * Re: Update Lord Nightmare  11/04/13 08:42 AM
. * Re: Update italieAdministrator  11/03/13 05:53 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/03/13 09:11 PM
. * Re: Update italieAdministrator  11/04/13 05:33 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/05/13 12:43 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/04/13 06:22 AM
. * Re: Update italieAdministrator  11/05/13 02:48 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/05/13 05:17 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/05/13 05:07 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/05/13 08:42 PM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/06/13 04:56 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/06/13 10:43 PM
. * Re: Update italieAdministrator  11/07/13 08:16 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/04/13 12:32 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/04/13 03:47 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/05/13 01:45 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/05/13 05:00 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/05/13 07:34 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/05/13 08:51 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/06/13 10:50 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/07/13 03:17 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/07/13 07:28 PM
. * Re: Update italieAdministrator  11/06/13 06:21 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/06/13 02:59 PM
. * Re: Update italieAdministrator  11/07/13 08:10 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/06/13 07:28 AM
. * Re: Update RATMNL  11/02/13 03:12 PM
. * Re: Update etabeta  11/02/13 03:09 PM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/02/13 03:54 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  10/31/13 05:34 PM
. * Re: Update R. Belmont  10/31/13 07:52 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/01/13 08:41 PM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/02/13 02:39 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/02/13 11:28 AM
. * Re: Update Vas Crabb  11/01/13 11:51 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  10/31/13 08:49 PM
. * Re: Update Traso  11/01/13 12:04 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/01/13 01:59 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/01/13 08:45 PM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/02/13 02:51 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/02/13 11:41 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/02/13 11:42 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/03/13 04:01 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/03/13 04:24 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/03/13 04:32 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/03/13 04:51 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/03/13 05:18 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/03/13 09:07 AM
. * Re: Update R. Belmont  11/04/13 06:34 PM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/05/13 12:23 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/07/13 12:02 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/07/13 05:58 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/09/13 12:32 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/09/13 03:31 AM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/09/13 07:08 PM
. * Re: Update Anonymous  11/03/13 01:25 PM
. * Re: Update R. Belmont  11/01/13 06:22 PM
. * Re: Update Bugfinder  11/09/13 10:07 AM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/02/13 02:34 AM
. * Re: Update bdam  11/02/13 12:43 AM
. * Re: Update etabeta  11/01/13 02:28 PM
. * Re: Update ranger_lennier  11/02/13 02:20 AM
. * Re: David Haywood's Homepage Downloads disabled.. Sharkpuncher  10/29/13 01:36 AM
. * Re: David Haywood's Homepage Downloads disabled.. joey35car  10/29/13 03:00 AM
. * Re: David Haywood's Homepage Downloads disabled.. ranger_lennier  10/29/13 02:13 AM
. * Re: David Haywood's Homepage Downloads disabled.. Sharkpuncher  10/29/13 03:01 AM
. * Re: David Haywood's Homepage Downloads disabled.. etabeta  10/29/13 08:26 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Master O  10/25/13 07:53 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Sune  10/25/13 08:46 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Phil Bennett  10/25/13 08:01 PM
. * and what's really sad Mr. DoAdministrator  10/25/13 01:21 AM
. * Re: and what's really sad Antny  10/28/13 02:01 AM
. * Re: and what's really sad gregf  10/28/13 08:59 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad Antny  10/29/13 01:00 AM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/25/13 05:21 PM
. * Has anyone talked to a lawyer about the proposed licensing change? vram74  10/29/13 03:09 AM
. * A rational solution? But then there would be no emu drama! [nt] absence  10/29/13 01:08 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad bdam  10/25/13 07:18 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad Lord Nightmare  10/25/13 08:34 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/25/13 08:51 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad bdam  10/25/13 08:48 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/25/13 08:58 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad bdam  10/25/13 09:06 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/25/13 09:15 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad ranger_lennier  10/27/13 10:21 AM
. * Re: and what's really sad Anonymous  10/27/13 01:20 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/28/13 04:31 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad Anonymous  10/31/13 03:13 AM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/31/13 04:54 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad Anonymous  10/31/13 05:40 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad R. Belmont  10/31/13 07:24 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad Anonymous  11/02/13 12:36 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad StilettoAdministrator  10/31/13 07:36 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad XtraSmiley  10/28/13 08:32 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad Bad A Billy  10/29/13 04:01 AM
. * Re: and what's really sad ranger_lennier  10/27/13 10:30 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad etabeta  10/25/13 04:00 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad DMala  10/25/13 07:19 PM
. * Re: and what's really sad B2K24  10/25/13 09:49 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Cable  10/24/13 08:41 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? CptGuapo  10/25/13 04:25 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? ReadOnly  10/24/13 07:08 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Solstar  10/24/13 03:25 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Chism  10/23/13 02:25 PM
. * Man... And I thought there was Actual news (NT) RATMNL  10/23/13 12:45 PM
. * Dude, this IS news..... Traso  10/23/13 11:59 PM
. * Re: Man... And I thought there was Actual news (NT) sirscotty  10/23/13 01:29 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? kodl  10/23/13 12:06 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Lord Nightmare  10/23/13 12:17 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? kodl  10/23/13 11:57 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Lord Nightmare  10/23/13 12:00 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? SmitdoggAdministrator  10/23/13 01:27 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Dullaron  10/23/13 05:48 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? SmitdoggAdministrator  10/23/13 05:52 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Dullaron  10/23/13 05:54 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Lewis King  10/23/13 04:50 PM
. * Off Topic. Likes their musics. Daft Punk :) Dullaron  10/24/13 12:00 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? lharms  10/23/13 12:57 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Matty_  10/23/13 03:09 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? lharms  10/23/13 04:52 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Firehawke  10/23/13 06:09 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? lharms  10/23/13 06:21 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Firehawke  10/23/13 06:49 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? AaronGiles  10/23/13 02:19 AM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? lharms  10/23/13 05:10 PM
. * Re: So why did this annoy me so much? Chappie  10/23/13 01:29 PM

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