Bazix frustrating certain emulation projects

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By DarQ

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01-02-2005, 17:26

...waiting for snout's reply....
*idle

By [D-Tail]

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01-02-2005, 17:44

Could also be Bart or Rikusu, DarQ, could also be Bart or Rikusu...

My opinion on this matter: I think Bazix have their legal right to confront individuals and (semi-) companies to free their products of the MSX-logo, as is proclaimed in the MSX logo policy. However, I personally think removing all means to join the MSX community isn't right either, but that is not happening at the moment. People are still encouraged to join the community, and it's certainly not as though people cannot join anymore.

I don't think this is going like the C64 'revival' Wink

By Arjan

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01-02-2005, 17:49

Keep in mind that email is copyrighted material Smile

By Thom

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01-02-2005, 17:54

GO TO HELL BAZIXXXVery constructive. I have a slight feeling that some people just want to banter (to put it mildly) and do not really care about MSX-revival and such.

By mars2000you

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01-02-2005, 17:58

Note the ***** in the displayed email : under this form, it's a general formulary that some wind has brought on public place or that someone has found in a Dutch garbage can Tongue

By Vampier

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01-02-2005, 18:00

Bazix should be grateful for the scene that kept MSX alive and not turn arround and stab a knife in the back of the MSX users. I bet that the next thing they want is msx.org to stop and will sue nlMSX and openMSX for making products which ar far superior then the crap the MSX aso sells to the public.

Reading that e-mail I hope Bazix will be doomed... we don't need another organisation which only purpose it is to destroy the MSX scene and is acting like brain.

So fuck Bazix and long live the free MSX scene.

(biting the hand that feeds is never a smart idea)

By Arjan

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01-02-2005, 18:01

yeah, bazix will really stop msx.org Tongue

By fondacio

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01-02-2005, 18:03

I think some people here should cool down. The MSX-BOX distribution is an accumulation of violations: it violates the stated logo policy (the one policy about which Bazix has been explicit; if Bazix allows people to blatantly violate that policy, they immediately lose their professional credibility), it includes the MSX system roms and a large number of copyrighted games in a package.

It would be unreasonable and not in the commercial interest of Bazix to go after other emulators: that would destroy the community that Bazix needs to make money. The letter is also phrased in quite a moderate way for a letter of this kind, and appears to imply that there's a certain margin for emulator writers to use the logo as long as they mention that it's a trademark of the MSX Association. So the worst thing that can happen to other emulators is that they can't distribute roms and maybe that they can't use the MSX logo. That does not seem like a big deal to me.

Going after funet would be difficult for a company with the limited means of Bazix, since it involves litigation in more than one country and lawyers are not cheap. Funet also has a higher threshold: it's not as easy to download lots of copyrighted materials there as this package made it.

By Vampier

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01-02-2005, 18:05

thanks god for c-bios I would say Smile

By Vampier

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01-02-2005, 18:06

yeah, bazix will really stop msx.org Tongue

Yeah someone who shall remain unknown just told me who was behind it.

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