and with some of these businesses no longer here with us... who in their right mind would sue a group of die hards like us for running a piece of software fast approaching 20 years old? It would cost them more in legal fees et al than the cost to us.
If software was still for sale i.e. on a shelf I'd have no problem in buying it (Seriously - and I used to buy boxed originals in the 1990s for stuff I actually enjoyed playing). But, where else can I pick it up as an original apart from eBay - and even then, the money doesn't go to the original developer...
I have an idea, let's blame Pirate Bay