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Old 30 September 2012, 23:22   #1
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Who exactly owns Amiga now?

I remember Commodore went bankrupt in 1994, then it was bought by Escom, then Gateway, then someone called Fleecy Moss bought it...

But who owns Amiga now? Or rather, who owns which parts of it?
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Old 30 September 2012, 23:30   #2
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The System OS/ROMS are owned by Cloanto.

http://www.amigaforever.com
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Old 01 October 2012, 00:11   #3
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I remember Commodore went bankrupt in 1994, then it was bought by Escom, then Gateway, then someone called Fleecy Moss bought it...

But who owns Amiga now? Or rather, who owns which parts of it?
No-one of any consequence that will do anything of any consequence with it.

The best example I can give you is the following picture:


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Old 01 October 2012, 00:13   #4
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The System OS/ROMS are owned by Cloanto.

http://www.amigaforever.com
I dont't think so. They have only the distribution rights, if nothing changed.
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Some asian company produces electronics under the Amiga brand name.
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Old 01 October 2012, 12:56   #6
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There is still a company called Amiga, Inc who I think 'own' Amiga, technically, but they don't seem to do anything other than licence the IP to other companies (including the Kickstart ROMs and Workbench files to Cloanto).

See www.amiga.com (BTW I've just seen on that website they've licenced Amiga games for the Blackberry Playbook which seems an... odd choice of platform. I'm surprised they haven't done anything for iOS or Android devices).
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There is still a company called Amiga, Inc who I think 'own' Amiga, technically, but they don't seem to do anything other than licence the IP to other companies (including the Kickstart ROMs and Workbench files to Cloanto).

See www.amiga.com (BTW I've just seen on that website they've licenced Amiga games for the Blackberry Playbook which seems an... odd choice of platform. I'm surprised they haven't done anything for iOS or Android devices).
Just been looking at that, it does seem random. I wonder if a Mr Jamie Woodhouse is aware of two of his titles being resold on in this manner?

Aside from that, I'd be interested in knowing what emulator they're "borrowing" this time around. The virtual button layout isn't any that I recognise.
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I wonder if a Mr Jamie Woodhouse is aware of two of his titles being resold on in this manner?
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Well seeing I own a playbook as well as my Amigas then I may just have to take a look and see what is on offer!
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No-one of any consequence that will do anything of any consequence with it.

The best example I can give you is the following picture:


So crude, yet so true!
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