Christopher Satterfield christopher1400 at
Wed Mar 30 13:07:33 CDT 2016

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Paul Koning <paulkoning at>
> In any case, the concern some of us have is that the "abandonware" site,
> by its definitions, clearly does not appear to care about licenses or
> copyright.  That should give those of us who DO take care to operate by the
> rules -- with proper licenses and all that -- concern, because it makes the
> community look like it doesn't care about property right, when in fact a
> lot of the community DOES care about these things and only some
> disingenuous types ignore the subject.

For the most part, the companies whose software is on the site don't really
seem to care. A few of the sites have been around 10+ years and rarely does
anyone speak up, mostly just Nintendo. I know the guy who runs Winworld and
he's not gotten any DMCA takedown notices on the site contents and to the
best of my knowledge neither has BetaArchive who also has a fairly large

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