Oh this is an interesting thread re-opened....And after 9 years
Thats not being sarcastic in any way this is a really interesting thread to go back to.
Lets see what has changed in 9 years...
People in prison after downloading abandonware = 0
Abandonware sites closed down through legal action =0
The way i look at it just like the Amiga....Only the community keeps these alive no one else really cares. You may get the odd few throw their dummy about but ironicly its usually people with strict principles not publishers or programmers.