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Old 04 January 2005, 18:36   #1
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Amiga on BBC News

Quite surprised to see this on the BBC News ticker earlier:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4145965.stm

The report seems to be written by someone who's done their homework.

The saga continues...
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Old 04 January 2005, 19:47   #2
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Maybe its a press release from the new owners?
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Old 04 January 2005, 19:53   #3
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They forgot to mention the Amiga brand name and IP is owned by someone else entirely.
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Old 04 January 2005, 22:22   #4
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What a load of bull!!!

I take my hat off to Tulip[. They made 24 million euro out of this rotten corpse! *clap*
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Old 05 January 2005, 03:29   #5
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They forgot to mention the Amiga brand name and IP is owned by someone else entirely.

I wonder if the guys that are buying it know that... anyhow thats a pretty chunky price for something that hasn't been moving for a while..... I wonder
if one day they will ebay amiga's IP sorry bad one I know... It would be nice to see it realeased as open source one day though.... maybe a new lease of life might happen then.... who owns the IP for kernel (cloanto?) and would they own the actual sources?
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Old 05 January 2005, 13:28   #6
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I will buy Sinclair's IP for 2 pence. Then I'll start producing Sinclair hippy undergarments.

AFAIK the IP for everything Amiga related is with whomever owns Amiga INc. nowadays.

Also I think all the hardware patents n shit (8bit stuff included) were bought by Gateway, and they died in their hands or something. Somebody mentioned this before in some thread.
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Old 05 January 2005, 13:41   #7
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Actually Tulip has finally probably realised the legal status of c64 games, and tries to pass the non-existent ip on to someone who is just as clueless as they used to be including ironpants.
Hot potato game, whoever ends up with paying for this crap last is the loser.
What's this game called in English?
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Old 05 January 2005, 15:20   #8
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Old Maid.
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Old 05 January 2005, 16:32   #11
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I know that Akira will go out and buy 100% pure Amiga brand hot dogs in a shopin downtown Buenos Aires.
While Jim will get those new Comodore brand buttock wipers, vanilla scented.
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Old 05 January 2005, 16:41   #12
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I know that Akira will go out and buy 100% pure Amiga brand hot dogs in a shopin downtown Buenos Aires.
Why would Akira want crappy NYC Yankee hot dogs

When here we have simply the finest sausage* ever made:

The Chorizo

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While Jim will get those new Comodore brand buttock wipers, vanilla scented.
Nope, I'd rather not wipe or keep my turtle touching cloth than be resorted to putting the C= logo anywhere near my butt

*For those wishing to even have a sausage fight let it be known that I've tried Cumberland Sausages and German ones. Argentina has the best - period.
 
Old 05 January 2005, 19:52   #13
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Mmmmm

Am I being silly or have they got the dates wrong on
those commodore computers in the article ?

I dont remember people owning Amigas in 1984 when
I was playing impossible mission on my C64...

Not being pedantic... but come on BBC researchers,
you get paid enough to get your facts right..
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How does that old saying go? "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story", or something?
Quick, surely someone has some great moon/mars property parcels to sell to these idiots-they obviously got way too much money on their hands to fall for Tulips tripe.
Though again, where this insistance that they suddenly "own" games that were never theirs is one thing that I can't understand. Their behaviour in that regard doesn't seem to separate them much from the guys selling emulator/games CD/DVDs for self-profit. Although oldtime C64 publishers are thin on the ground,would almost love to see them try & tell E.A. "we own all your C64 game IP", just to see the bug-splat they'd become after EA's lawyers squashed them!
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