Konamito.es unreachable, MSX blue limited to one page

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By snout

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19-12-2013, 15:31

Mars, what do you exactly mean with your third point? And which people? I have the feeling you're drawing some odd conclusions there.

My $0.02 - even though it is surprising and unexpected for a company to enforce their copyrights on old games, it is their right to do so. And once they decide to take actions, they are most likely to ask complete removal of not only their software, but also the artwork etc, simply because they do not want to be affiliated with a website that (potentially) infringes the copyrights of others. This does not mean they are against the publication of fansites and artwork on the whole, but just specifically for this website.

By Marq

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19-12-2013, 15:32

Whether the email was legit or not "LOL@Konami" still stands. A company that once was interesting.

By mars2000you

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19-12-2013, 15:51

Snout : I'm not speaking about you, as your position is very clear and I can understand the explanation you have just given in your last answer. I keep the conclusions for 'other people' for myself, but indeed you can also think that some of these people are just not interested by this discussion.

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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19-12-2013, 17:40

@Mars - I already had the impression you did not mean me, but your tone is a bit vague and comes of as insinuating. Speak your mind, I'd say.

As for LOL@Konami. Yeah, I think if any of us were in charge of Konami we would not go after hobbyist sites of dead platforms. Then again, it is like speeding. We all know it is not allowed, and we all did it at some point in time. Some more than others.

And when you're speeding, there is a chance you get caught and have to pay the consequences. No matter what your reasons for speedings were, no matter how empty the roads were or how remote the chance was to get caught. No matter how fast or dangerous others were driving. And following that analogy, I think every single one of us thinks "please go chase some real bad guys". But all that, logical as it is, makes the speeding itself not less illegal.

As I'm sure most people visit Konamito for the news, not the downloads, I'd say count your losses and think about the reasons why you started these websites in the first place. Was it to spread Konami games? Or was it to serve the scene with news and information, offering a platform that allows MSX to survive? Pick your battles.

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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19-12-2013, 16:36

Since then does publishing news or articles related is a copyright infringement? Other thing is publishing the original game data. I'm not an expert but then we should close all magazines (even paper ones) or blogs which are testing cars, smarthphones, fridges, cofee makers or whatever? Question Is not the good advertising what companies want? I don't understand anything...

By snout

Ascended (15187)

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19-12-2013, 16:41

@PAC - I am under the impression that Konamito was offering the original game data. As a result he is being asked to remove more than just the games.

By mars2000you

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19-12-2013, 17:11

@ Snout :

- A precision for my second point : I will remove almost all Konami related things, including screenshots. Files for translated or improved versions of Konami games will be replaced by IPS patches, without any screenshot.

- I think it will make happy some people who were (and are still) against the fact that I disliked IPS files and provided patched roms. You can notice that some of these people are very silent.

By ericb59

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19-12-2013, 17:44

Why do you do that MArs200you ?
Have you received an email from konami too ?

I hate ips files too ! I'm sure konami don't care about MSX roms Spreading.
There are so many site with roms, not only MSX roms sites, and so many project based on old konami games... There is for example currently an unhautorized new version of Castlevania 4 ! Do you think really the Konami guys will chases all people working with copyright materials ?
The fact is the Fan REWORK and FAN spreading maintain desire for Konami brand.
The way people see the Brand, is more important than copyright.

So my question is . Are 100% Sure this mail is real and come from Konami ?
Until you proove that. I'm sure it's just dust in the wind !

By mars2000you

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19-12-2013, 17:55

In the past, Konami has already forced a Japanese fan to remove from his site two PC games inspired by Knightmare and Gradius. It looks like that they want now to apply their very restrictive conceptions outside Japan and you can even think that they will attack soon YouTube users who put on line too detailed walkthrough-videos. The new generation of Konami 'Masters' does not have any sense of what the MSX spirit was, in terms of promoting personal creativity.

By hap

Paragon (2020)

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19-12-2013, 17:58

speculations, speculations. Let's wait on what Konamito has to say/plan about this after he's calmed down.

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