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2017-03-15 18:13
Morpheus

Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 141
Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine

Hey guys!

I'm working on a book called "Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine" which is a tribute to the Commodore 64, the people who created it, the people who used it, and the people who still use it today. From a scene perspective, there's going to be photos from various events like the X parties, pixel graphics from the likes of Mermaid, Pal and Mirage plus an in-depth interview with Mr.Z.

Most of the content in the book has already been decided upon, but as I will crowdfund it, there's the possibility of more pages. My plan is if lots of sceners support the book, there will be more scene stuff in those extra pages.

My question to you is, what would you like to see on those pages? What I've been thinking about is a special on cracking and I've also been trying to get hold of Crossbow/Crest for an interview (although he seems to have gone into hiding.)

Please let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in the book and also check out the video teaser I released today: http://bit.ly/2mN3dWl.
 
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2017-04-25 16:57
Carrion

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
or make demo about it....

but seriously - I don't know what the drama is about, but pitty it won't be released
2017-04-25 17:19
bugjam

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 1342
what Carrion said
2017-04-25 18:37
Merman

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 137
Quote: or make demo about it....

but seriously - I don't know what the drama is about, but pitty it won't be released


Copyright and publishing rights.

Rob Hubbard signed a contract with High Technology Publishing.
They hold the rights to his music, including publishing and reproducing the music notes.
2017-04-25 18:59
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8576
yeah release a pdf already, that copyright bullshit has to die
2017-04-25 19:24
ptoing

Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 247
Releasing a PDF could still get Andreas into serious legal troubles. I'm sure you'll front his legal fees, Groepaz, right?
2017-04-25 19:28
Carrion

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
Quote: Copyright and publishing rights.

Rob Hubbard signed a contract with High Technology Publishing.
They hold the rights to his music, including publishing and reproducing the music notes.


wait, wait wait...
was Morpheus going to use the actual music notes in the book?
whatever... actually I don't even care - just wondering, but have to agree with Greopaz (which is mega difficult in itself) that IP and copyright BS is something that kills kool initiatives like this one for, way too many times...
2017-04-25 19:31
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8576
Quote:
Releasing a PDF could still get Andreas into serious legal troubles. I'm sure you'll front his legal fees, Groepaz, right?

send over those papers and we'll see
2017-04-25 19:47
Merman

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 137
Quote: Quote:
Releasing a PDF could still get Andreas into serious legal troubles. I'm sure you'll front his legal fees, Groepaz, right?

send over those papers and we'll see


Rob Hubbard loaned Morpheus the papers.

Morpheus was putting images of them into the book and planning to sell prints of those images.

Morpheus needed publishing permission from High Technology Publishing.


And yes, I'm aware an image appeared in the Generation 64 book about the Swedish scene. Doesn't grant him the rights to use them again or sell prints.
2017-04-25 20:07
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8576
you dont have to repeat it again, i know the nonsense already.

and whoever tries to cash in there is a megalamer too.
2017-04-26 07:53
Merman

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 137
Quote: you dont have to repeat it again, i know the nonsense already.

and whoever tries to cash in there is a megalamer too.


From what I understand High Technology Publishing offered the chance to use the images in the book for free, on the basis that Morpheus returned the papers to Rob.

There is an exhibition that wants to display the papers, and academics want to study them (now that Rob has an honorary doctorate for his music).
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