Is it true? (General Discussion)

Is it true? // General Discussion

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xbox

Feb 10, 2003, 2:38am
anyone hear about the thing that AW dropped the copyright to AW 3.1? Is it
true?

Regards,
XBOX

equin0x

Feb 10, 2003, 4:18am
It's actually a false rumor, I do believe.

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sk8man1

Feb 10, 2003, 9:19am
All Copyrights are expired after a certain amount of years (like 6 or
something) if it's been that long than it's possible that AW dropped the
copyright to 3.1. Same with Windows, you can decompile the original version
of windows but who the heck wants the original version.... people want the
most up-to-date version hehe.

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brant

Feb 10, 2003, 10:13am
The number of years until a copyright expires is 75 :)

-Brant

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bowen

Feb 10, 2003, 11:14am
[View Quote] It depends on the number of years before they won't take you to court though. ;)

--Bowen--

andras

Feb 10, 2003, 12:12pm
[View Quote] You are absolutely right Brant! Thanks for mentioning it to the public. The original Copyright expiration period was 50 years but it got increased recently to 75 years!

So folks - don't dream on it :)


--
Andras
"It's MY computer" (tm Steve Gibson)

swe

Feb 10, 2003, 12:36pm
so, i have the right to copy the coca cola drink, right? since its been out
for over 100 years


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swe

Feb 10, 2003, 1:28pm
never mind. pepsi-cola just came to mind
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bowen

Feb 10, 2003, 4:22pm
[View Quote] You can renew. It's not like you can't make a similar drink. *cough*Wegmans'*cough*

--Bowen--

maxsilver

Feb 10, 2003, 7:01pm
Why the heck would you want AW3.1???

thats acient stuff, and you probably cant even use it to get in AW Univ. any
more


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xbox

Feb 10, 2003, 7:12pm
It has to do with running a universe (cracked 3.1) that someone is running
and they are claiming that "AW dropped their copyright to 3.1" no supposedly
they can run it without getting in trouble.


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e n z o

Feb 10, 2003, 7:55pm
At which point it can be renewed by the creator or his estate. But... just
in case I just finished writing "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" so
tell the schools, kids and libraries to pony up!


E




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john

Feb 10, 2003, 8:51pm
HEY! STOP STELAING MARK TWAINS WORK!! LOL

Must get round to reading that... lol

Would you give me a free copy since I use your program, oh author one? lol

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jstone2004

Feb 10, 2003, 11:43pm
LOL, and guess what unit we started today in American Lit? Mark Twain :P

J

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e n z o

Feb 13, 2003, 4:13pm
Perhaps you misunderstood, I am now the author because Mark forgot to renew!

LOL

E

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xbox

Feb 13, 2003, 8:16pm
author = copyright holder ?


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ryan jacob

Feb 13, 2003, 8:18pm
I'm not sure if copyrights existed during those times, and I would think
that such classic works would be public domain now...

Ryan Jacob

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jstone2004

Feb 13, 2003, 11:40pm
oh I understand :P we are really now reading your piece of work :P

J

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king bluemax

Feb 14, 2003, 4:25pm
Thinking Back.....To the early days of PC's....There was lots of pioneers in
getting programs and software copyrighted, including Bill Gates, was a hot
debate then on how to define it all and such. Makes for good reading,
Anyway, the book thing is a good analogy to me though because software is
not always looked at as being a physical thing, similar to music these days,
but from the other side of the fence, like being an artist, or developer, or
inventor, or programmer, etc...., It has to suck when your work doest pay
off, and even if some of them are filthy rich, thats why they bothered in
the first place. The most sucsessfull people usually give back too, im sure
if old mark was still around, he would help out the schools and such, his
estate probably had some kind of trust for scholarships or something,
Anyway, I guess my point was that im glad for copyrights, it inspires
exceptional people to achieve extrodinary results when they may have
otherwise not bothered because someone could just scoop up their ideas and
implement them elsewhere. If everything were free id hate to see our
economy....even that big free internet service provider gets 10 bucks a
month now.....must have gotton the electric bill. Take Care KBM

john

Feb 14, 2003, 4:45pm
Can i have a free copy of your latest book because I'm a good customer?

:-D

LOL!

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carlbanks

Feb 14, 2003, 5:06pm
Good? Your the one who used 3.4 in PCity without permission.

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stecloud

Feb 14, 2003, 5:21pm
Well only if he patented it (right word? Maybe patent is just used for
inventions)


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john

Feb 15, 2003, 4:32pm
I own three worlds.

Thats good, is it not?

I once owned two cits too.

So, before you say its not good.. you should considor how much aw earn out
of me.

Plus, I didn't see the rules when I originally installed.

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e n z o

Feb 25, 2003, 7:01pm
A book I liked that descibes the history of software, personal computers,
games and chatrooms is "Hackers"

E


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light form

Feb 26, 2003, 1:46pm
Sounds like a Micheal Crichton book....

LF


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e n z o

Mar 4, 2003, 5:37pm
no its well written ;P

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sw chris

Mar 4, 2003, 8:24pm
Ooooo that was low! LOL. I like Michael Crichton!

Chris

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light form

Mar 5, 2003, 5:01am
Low-blow ENZO (no rhyme intended...) The reason I asked it beacuse Michael
Crichton tends to do excessive amounts of research on the topics he writes
on, and it shows in his books. Something that would be nice for a book based
on PC history...

LF

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