RE: [stella] Copy Protection

Subject: RE: [stella] Copy Protection
From: "Albert Yarusso - AtariAge" <albert@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 15:48:12 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Saeger
> 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.

Since foreign markets were littered with these pirate games, it's something
people collect, so we feel we shouldn't ignore these games in our database.
However, we recognize that the original titles should be credited, which is
why we'll provide a link back to the original as well as denoting the cart
as a "pirate" game somehow.  Also, we'll probably provide a way to filter on
pirate carts, so you can ignore them if you'd like.  Or, get a report on all
the pirate carts produced, which would be interesting.

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