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#16 twinpotter

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Posted Jul 30 2015 - 10:08 AM

Fifteen UK pounds plus on ebay UK for big box version.

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Posted Jul 30 2015 - 02:32 PM

So if technically no one is using the licence to sell GPL, does that mean it is freeware now? Or is there a time limit for the licence to expire?

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Posted Jul 30 2015 - 02:52 PM

There's a time limit I think. Legally speaking just there's no distribution at the moment. Abandonware.

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Posted Jul 30 2015 - 05:22 PM

Results of trademark search at USPTO online database:

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#20 Michkov

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Posted Jul 30 2015 - 06:22 PM

Abandonware is a legal grey area as I understand it. Given how IRacing handled Nascar03 mods back in the day I'd rather not do something that might make them notice GPL. Especially considering the 04demo provides full functionality sans 10 original tracks (which aren't that hard to get either.)

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 04:30 AM

GPL is Abandonware? :cry:

How can this happen? Is there no hope for humanity? The whole world is going to hell on a handcart! :ermm: :( ;) :P

#22 John Woods

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 05:11 AM

Woh boy, two as new boxes on Amazon for $86 and $129!!!

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 11:55 AM

And $10 - $13 used

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 02:13 PM

View PostFat Rich, on Jul 31 2015 - 04:30 AM, said:

GPL is Abandonware? :cry:

How can this happen? Is there no hope for humanity? The whole world is going to hell on a handcart! :ermm: :( ;) :P

I dont see how that is something bad, or new for that case. GPL hasn't seen any involvement from Papy or Sierra for a long long time. Still its doing allright not least due to the efforts of this community.

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 02:40 PM

Paid £6.50 for mine. Was grubbing around in the shed looking for something else & found my original copy in a box some old computer components...  so if anybody needs a copy I have a spare! Must be the mad cow thing..... I can't remember. Proceeds to the forum! drop me a pm. It's the sold out software version. But works well enough with the installer. Don't you just love moving house?

#26 twinpotter

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 05:17 PM

Its about time Papy,Sierra and Co signed over the rights to the game to this community,after all we have done to keep it alive.

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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 06:03 PM

As indicated in USPTO info (post #19) they canceled trademark December 2, 2006.

Not being a trademark attorney or knowing anything much about it, it appears they already gave up rights to "computer game programs and instruction manuals sold as a unit," and therefore, as there is no source code either, have nothing to sign over.

With Papy gone there is maybe no one to sign their nothing away.

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Posted Dec 22 2015 - 02:38 PM

View Posttwinpotter, on Jul 31 2015 - 05:17 PM, said:

Its about time Papy,Sierra and Co signed over the rights to the game to this community,after all we have done to keep it alive.

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  I vote for. I am dreaming, but by doing that, they 'll reward Bill, and alls active contributors .

Downloads at a very cheapy 4/5 USD , wld contribute to SRMZ/GPLR/GPLTD costs.

Edited by M Needforspeed, Dec 22 2015 - 02:38 PM.





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