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Old 19 August 2008, 14:50   #1
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Question Copyright holder field

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Thanks again for maintaining and updating GBA .

I would like to suggest a supplementary field in the db :
- The copyright holder

Usually, it's the publisher, but sometimes the company that released the game was a subsidiary...

Also, it could help us to compare the SPS ratio (number of games published / number of games SPS'd) from different game publishers, all things equal (please, don't make a fuss about it, it's just an idea)
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Old 19 August 2008, 14:55   #2
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And where am I supposed to put this information?

I can't make new fields because as has been said before, I did not make the GameBase program.
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I would say instead of the 'Yes' in the Commercial field.
Non-commercial games would simply have this field blank.

What about it ?
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Old 19 August 2008, 15:16   #4
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The commercial field is a tickbox, it can't be anything else but yes/no.
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Also, finding out who owns the copyright for a game would be a massive undertaking since;

- most of the companies no longer exist.
- some have become other companies.
- we have no access to the commercial contracts between publishers and developers, if they ever existed.
- tracking down developers is difficult (times 6,000).
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Plus it's not like they are going to notify you when they sell it etc.

I still do not know who owns all the copyrights and publication rights to Thalion games and there are only a handful and I personally know the coders and the company owners!
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I see...

Then may be simply presenting the software house/publisher this way :
e.q. for Menace
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I see...

Then may be simply presenting the software house/publisher this way :
e.q. for Menace
Psygnosis (Psyclapse), 1988
I think you've been told 'no' in quite polite terms, persisting will only piss people off.
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I have been told about the limitations of the original Gamebase and I sure know about them, since I installed GBplayer.
I wasn't aware it required special authorization to propose improvements for GBA.

May be you're simply reacting to the word 'copyright' itself.
In this case, may I suggest to take a look at the LemonAmiga presentation, there is a copyright line (first line) and it corresponds to Psygnosis in my example.

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