Re: [stella] Are 7800 demos legal???

Subject: Re: [stella] Are 7800 demos legal???
From: craig@xxxxxx
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 16:08:40 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Ruffin Bailey wrote:

> I'd love to see the 7800 get some fancy smancy new demos, but as far as
> legality, I'm wavering on no.

I'd say it is legal (But IANAL) for the same reason that the Acklame
sports titles on the Genesis were legal. There was enough reverse
engineering done so that the program was able to work on the system,
and it is not intended to felicitate new development, not to infringe
on previous development. 

I'd say go for it, but if you really want that warm and fuzzy "legal"
feeling, you're not going to get it unless you get it straight from
Hasbro's mouthpiece.

Hope this helps!

Craig Maloney  (craig@xxxxxx)
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