is it possible to rebuild old c64 hardware enhancements?

M H Stein dm561 at
Sat Mar 7 14:48:30 CST 2009

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:56:44 -0500 (EST)
From: der Mouse <mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG>
Subject: Re: is it possible to rebuild old c64 hardware enhancements?

>>> Why are you so intent on STEALING from anybody that you can't
>>> easily find?
>> Copyright violation - even if that's what this is, a poin ton which
>> I am deliberately not chipping in - is not theft.  [...]
> Ooh, another fun battle. :)


Actually, in an attempt to forestall a reaction I've had when making
that point in other places: I didn't say there was nothing wrong with
it; I said it is not theft, and that using language based on equating
the two merely further confuses an already confused area.

(The reaction I'm trying to forestall is the "oh, so you think there's
nothing wrong with [...sketch of copyright violation, usually further
conflating it with theft...], hmm?" one.)


It's not just theft; apparently copying a piece of software is equivalent
to hijacking a tanker off the coast of Somalia, holding it and the crew
for millions in ransom, perhaps killing a few along the way, etc., or 
the older images of slashing cutlasses, raping and pillaging, etc.

No doubt the same punishment will soon apply...


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