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Re: (TFT) The return of Ogre - Rick did something silly.

  Sadly, this is incorrect.  Yes it falls under abandonware, but the
copyright act does not recognize abandonware.  Until something falls out of
copyright (And in the case of TFT it will be long after we are all dead) it
is illegal to distribute it, even if it is done without profit.

  I personally believe that copyright has been so massively perverted from
what the founding fathers wanted it to be.  Had copyright not been extended
everytime micky mouse was going to fall out of copyright, TFT would
probably already be in the public domain, or close to it.  But alas, in our
lifetime we will never see it free to distribute.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 1:43 PM, gem6868 <gem6868@verizon.net> wrote:

> IF I recall correctly [and that could be a big IF] games that are OOP can
> be copied and put up on the internet, and as long as you don't sell them
> for profit they can even be downloadable.  But perhaps you need permission
> for the download.
> There's another group that has made a bunch of great pocket games
> available for free, it's a Dwarfstar / Heritage Games Yahoo Group, and you
> can download all those games for free.  And some are just amazingly well
> done, like Grav Armor, Dragon Rage, Outpost Gamma, Dark Lord, and more.
> But I'm open to correction about this.

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