Originally Posted by Marlon
I just don't see how anyone's being "ripped off". If you wanna search for the mags and download 'em yourself, what's stopping you? If you don't have the time or inclination, you can buy a DVD. And again, all the DVDs have been scanned by Mort, so he DID do all the hard work.
It is illegal to scan someone else's work and then distribute it on DVD for a profit. It doesn't matter how long it took to scan it all. The scans are of someone else's copyrighted material.
If he were following the Rom Burner code of practice and offering the scans on disc for the price of the blank media plus shipping then OK, he would be doing it with the intention of archival and preservation, and offering a service to those incapable of waiting for the same files to download, but at £12 a disc, it comes across that he scanned them with the intent to always make a profit (no matter how small). No one should be involved in such a project if they expect to make money as a thank you for their efforts. That isn't, and should be the point of doing such a project. It should be for preservation.