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Old 23 December 2004, 23:25   #1
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Lightbulb Kickstart ROM Question...

Was wondering if anybody could answer this question for me...

The distribution of the Kickstart images is illegal and people here are against requests for Kickstart images (just read another thread that's how I got the idea to post this question)...Was wondering why, since AFAIK neither new software nor hardware is being produced...

Now of course it is illegal to copy those ROMs but it is also illegal to copy any other Amiga software regularly requested here unless the copyright holder permits distribution...

Even if we assume that Cloanto or whoever uses the profits from the sales of ROM images to enhance future Amiga products (which are ?), they rely on WinUAE or other emulators...Do they support those projects financially from sales ? Is it ethical to sell a product (and expect somebody to pay for) that is mainly used to run illegal copies of software from other companies ?

An interesting question I think, maybe somebody can help me understand....
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