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Re: A stroll down memory lane...
06/02/18 10:21 PM



>Wikipedia says :
>Digger is similar in design to the 1982 arcade game Mr. Do!.
>Oh, No ! - Digger IS a flagrant rip-off of Mr.Do!


The Wikipedia contributor is correct, but the text entry could be rephrased imo.

Although arcade companies like Taito or Williams could argue that Windmill Software was making home computer rip-off products of their arcade games, Windmill Software needed to change the music tunes, sound effects, and some graphic elements and it was enough to fall within legal limits in the US court system, but maybe Taito or Williams could have taken it to a civil trial case and hoped jurors favored the arcade companies argument. I don't recall if there were any civil trial cases at the time since the arcade video industry had its crash in 1983 and following year too. Had that industry crash not happened then, there might have been a civil trial through the US courts system in which arcade companies might have won a civil case.







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* A stroll down memory lane... Falcon 06/01/18 02:32 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... Moose  06/02/18 12:38 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/02/18 01:18 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... Moose  06/09/18 03:56 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/09/18 04:19 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... CTOJAH  06/02/18 04:26 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/02/18 10:21 PM

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