Re: [stella] Copy Protection

Subject: Re: [stella] Copy Protection
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 13:49:53 -0800
At 10:23 AM 11/23/2001 -0800, you wrote:
Why is the fact that a thief made money at something the deciding factor?
At this point I think the creativity and originality is what should be
rewarded with our memory.  And the original artists should have their own
place unsullied by the copy cats.

It's got to be documented because it's still history. But it should not be documented without providing a reference to the original work, not something you can do when it's just a raw ROM image.

The problem with knockoffs is confusion on the public as to what the original is.

For instance, on Music City Morpheus sometimes I see Animals songs listed as Doors songs because the people doing the categorization do not know what the original is. It's just a file that's been kicking around for so long from peer to peer.

That's what I dislike the most about ROM trading, that the filename becomes the only classification of the game. It really doesn't serve history very well.

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