Is this legal?

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This fella is selling copied Diskware DOS 3.3 floppies for the Apple II, is this legal if its copied?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280959726509?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Haven't been here in ages, never did finish posting the Macinstien I built several years ago, building a headless eMac at the moment. Just got a working Apple IIe with floppy drives, amazingly, for as dusty and dirty as it was, the price was right (free) and it works! Even got two floppy drives with it.

I have to update my profile as well too, glad to see the Fritter still going strong.

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Re: Is this legal?

Yes, is copied. No, not legal.

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Re: Is this legal?

and no, neither fleaBay nor Apple cares.

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Re: Is this legal?

CF,

There are several Apple II Sellers on ebay that are doing this.
Brand new copies of DOS 3.2, DOS 3.3, and ProDOS.
I'm not sure if it's legal although I would not think so.

Steven

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Re: Is this legal?

Only Apple Dealers, Apple-registered User Groups and a few APDA sources are legally authorized to make a copy of Apple's DOS and ProDOS disks. It's all moot now though.

And now for something we can all enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI

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Re: Is this legal?

Legal - by the book - no. Does anybody really care? Probably not. To be an ass I should do the same and undercut him by $5.00!

In the meantime, here's something that should go in the laughable thread, but still on topic, a $99.00 system master disk:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281110110823

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Re: Is this legal?

What, nothing laughable about that...If you would have looked closely, you would have seen that he is providing free shipping!!! Smile

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Keatah and K4,

That's "PickleComputing".
Yeah. There is nothing funny about them.
Everything they sell is off the charts.

Steven Smile

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