Originally posted by manicx
I disagree with you man... How about web hosting? Do you think that it comes free for them? Maybe they need the money to preserve the site and to preserve the society. If you had this chance in this site (ie download Amiga software through HOL) but you knew that this can only happen if you had the webspace (not free of course), would you pay for that disk? C'mon, be real...
After all, the amount of money they ask for is ridiculous and they say that it is temporary until the CD compilations are ready. If I was saying that in one month's time, I will have a DVD with every Amiga game for 10 quid, I bet that 90% of the people in these forums would actually kill each other to ensure that they will get one regardless of what they believe about piracy. But I won't mainly because the community need efforts from people like C.A.P.S. and nothing else...
Who cares if they have to pay for webspace. Their selling stuff that isnt theirs to sell. Would you feel sorry for the theif complaining how much his table costs at the flee market when you notice everything he is selling he stole from you?
Anybody selling games they dont own is lame period. I have purchased quite a few games and other software for my systems, I have also downloaded quite a few roms/cd's from the net for collecting purposes (so that makes me a pirate too) but I dont charge to distribute the stuff to friends privately. I also dont have a public site to distribute them either. Very few places sell older console/computer games. The ones that do sell older titles pocket the money, the publishers dont see a penny from those games no matter how many times they are resold. So you can argue the point that is 10 year old game x isnt being sold anymore by the publisher (or the company that owns the old publisher now) who are you hurting to archive their program with 1000's of others in your collection.