In the USA, someone might claim copyright, but
If anything ever went to court, a financial judgement against you, if
you were found guilty, would depend on proof of damages.
MicroProfessor is obsolete, believe it was early '80s Z80?
I suspect you are deriving little, if any, income from pages where posted?
Not clear how Multitech or their successors are being damaged.
Stuff on this list is for hobby, historical, and research purposes.
In USA, this is almost always OK, unless trade secrets are being divulged.
As to ROM images:
1. Are ROMs marked copyright internally or externally?
2. Is there an encompassing software/firmware claim, copyright statement
on board or in documentation?
Also may be a statute of limitation in UK or EU. How long was your stuff
up before they complained, 5 years?
These foks should thank you for preserving their heritage.
I'm just a simple, humble, Engineer, no specific knowledge of UK or EU
laws, but have occasionally run into similar situations and am trying to
give an anecdotal distillate.
Antonio Carlini wrote:
Lee Davison wrote:
For nearly five years I have had some pages on my
regarding the MicroProfessor MPF-1. These pages included
binary images from the ROMs and redrawn schematics along
with other technical information. This was done with the
understanding that I had a tacit agreement from Flite
Electronics to so do having discussed these pages with a
representative of Flite.
Do you have any of this in writing (or email)?
Now I have received what can only be described as
veiled threat from one of the directors of Flite demanding
certain actions on my part but not, strangely, the removal
of any of the disputed information.
What did they ask for? The information seems to be gone
(or I'm looking in the wrong place).
What I would like is some help on what I can
without having to worry about any action from Flite.
Presumably nothing of theirs.
As Flite and I are both in the UK this at least
include the problems of crossing any legal borders.
uk.legal might be the place to start.
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