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2 months 3 weeks ago #1783 by kitsunebi
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Perhaps you should draft a letter to the folks at Retro Gamer letting them know. Be sure to mention that he's being paid a salary to steal their material.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #1787 by Kiwi
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I'd rather set a ruddy great Mastiff or Rottweiler on him. Or maybe Christine if he was walking across the road!! :lol:

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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #1811 by modgeezer
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At least those issues are older they have been uploading Mojo, Uncut and Q magazines (UK music mags) from 2018-2020 lately. No respect for the publishers at all.
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2 months 3 weeks ago #1814 by Kiwi
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So say they are old but the reality is Retro Gamer is a title targeted at the old nostalgic gaming days. As such it is the one gaming title that doesn't get outdated hence their continuing to sell the complete catalog from issue 01 onwards. IA is literally taking money out of their pockets by making ANY issues available.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #1816 by kitsunebi
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I think the main problem is that taking someone to court is a costly and time-consuming procedure, so usually copyright owners would rather issue a cease and desist order rather than commit to litigation. Archive knows this, so they feel relatively safe uploading whatever copyrighted material they like, confident that the worst that will happen is that they may be asked to remove it. This isn't always the case, as their lending library has proved, but by and large I don't think they're concerned with being caught uploading content illegally.

What's interesting is how they will routinely ignore requests from copyright owners to remove copyrighted material if they judge the violated party to be of minimal risk so far as chances of pursuing litigation goes. So they'll comply with a takedown request from a powerful corporation like Nintendo, for example, but ignore takedown requests from a struggling author whose sole low-selling novel has been uploaded without their approval, because that person is unlikely to be able to afford taking Archive to court. I've read all sorts of horror stories from copyright owners who have struggled unsuccessfully to get Archive to remove their material.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #1836 by slider1983
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Kiwi wrote: Jason Scott is at it again over at Archive.org and uploading issues of Retro Gamer, a magazine that is still available digitally from the publishers themselves. As such he is depriving the publishers of potential earnings from their IP.

Oooo he'll get in trouble for that.

kitsunebi wrote: So they'll comply with a takedown request from a powerful corporation like Nintendo, for example, but ignore takedown requests from a struggling author whose sole low-selling novel has been uploaded without their approval, because that person is unlikely to be able to afford taking Archive to court.

Nintendo is made of money and in most instance sues people for the fun of it. :P

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