Simone Voltolini (outsoft) has pointed me to the discussion on this forum
which includes numerous false accusations against me, and I see that you
are breaching copyright by continuing to host numerous programs on
http://retrowiki.es/badaman/index.html which are clearly subject to
I am amazed that you have no respect at all for copyright holders, and have
not even bothered to contact the copyright holders for permission to host
The majority of programs include copyright statements which are clear in
the boot file, the loading screens, manual and the program code (when
viewed in an ASCII viewer). It is therefore wrong to try and publish the
games without explicit permission to do so from the copyright holders as
there is no question as to who wrote / published the software.
The following titles at least are listed in direct breach of copyright and
if you have seen the previous discussions on speccy.org, you know that I,
Tom Dolezal (of Talent) and Jochen Merz all wrote and demanded that our
programs be removed from that site - only to be bombarded by people
bringing our characters into dispute.
I am disappointed that you have made no attempt at all to contact me or the
other copyright holders - why have you not done this? Unlike you, I have
spent many hours tracking down and trying to contact copyright holders and
been successful in contacting many.
It is interesting (for example) that you have uploaded QL PC Conqueror, but
not the MS-DOS disk needed to run the program - presumably because you know
that Microsoft are more likely to bring court action against you.
Text87 Plus 4 - the author of this has stated that this will NEVER be made
freeware despite my best efforts.
PCB 1, PCB 2, Basic Ally (Talent)
ICE, Karate, 3D Slime, Spook, 3D Land (Eidersoft) - The copyright holder
(current company who were Eidersoft) have again refused to make this
freeware despite my best efforts
Qliberator (Liberation Software) - Again the author has refused to make
this freeware despite my best efforts
Brainsmasher, Diamonds, Full House, Crazy Cards (Jochen Merz Software)
QLFlight, Alien Hijack, The Lost Pharoah, Strip Poker, Hopper, Jungle Eddi,
Quazimodo, Cuthbert, Crazy Painter, Cosmos, Night Nurse, West and Lost
Kingdom of Zkul, Aquanaut 471, Horrorday (Talent)
Flightdeck (SPAM! Software and B. Denchfield)
Vroom, Wanderer (Pyramide)
QL Jabber, Meteor Storm (Arrakis)
D-DAY (Games Workshop)
QL Hyperdrive - again the author has expressly denied his permission for
this game to be re-released
Metacomco Compilers are problematic as they are based on licences from
Borland mainly - the people who ran Metacomco are on Facebook, but are
unwilling to discuss this - presumably because of the licensing issue.
Please note that Tridim (Pyramide) is now freeware thanks to permission
As you are aware, I have the marketing rights to software by Jochen Merz
Software, Talent, SPAM! Software, Arrakis and Pyramide titles.
Please therefore remove these with immediate effect and confirm the number
of illegal downloads of these programs.
Como no tenía suficiente:
There are some further programs on there which have been missed and are
DEATH (This is DeathStrike by Talent and so I have the distribution rights)
HAVOC (This is Lands of Havoc by Microdeal / Talent and so I have the
Droidzone (This is by Paul Tuck - again I have the distribution rights)
Y la cosa continua...:
I understand you are offering my work on your website at
You have no right to do this. Speedscreen is my copyright property and is
clearly marked as such and remains available from me.
Please remove it immediately and acknowledge that you have done so.
Simon N Goodwin
Creative CodeWorks, Warwick, UK
pero Oh Wait ! , seguimos recibiendo correos.
I am disappointed that the discussion on your site is continuing to bring
my name into disrepute - I have a long history of supporting the QL and its
users but unfortunately, you have refused to allow me access to your site
to refute and correct the various allegations.
Those who have any interest might like to read the following:
http://www.SPAM!.co.uk/viewtopic.php? ... 150#p13485
This highlights what has been achieved so far by my personal preservation
project, despite what your members seem to think.
There also seems to be some confusion over my software - suggestions that I
take copyright software and continue to sell it even though I do not have
a) Cash Trader and QL Payroll by Chas Dillon - in effect I only charge for
the changes I made to these programs and ongoing support. Chas Dillon was
supportive of this at the time, as he had no interest in continuing work on
the programs and he decided to make his sources publically available.
b) The software on http://SPAM!/updates.html
This is ALL copyright software. I offer working copies of the software to
help those who can prove that they own originals, so that they can still
access working versions in the absence of any other support method. I do
not provide these programs without proof of ownership of the original so
the charge is only for support and not a breach of copyright. If people
want to offer a similar service free of charge, then they can of course do
so, but must insist on seeing proof of ownership.
I would suggest that if people want clarification over issues then they
have the courtesy to contact me directly via my website rather than posting
upsetting comments on your forum, in the hope that I will read and respond
(I guess they do not know that I have been told I am not welcome on your
forums and so cannot respond).
Maybe they would prefer I withdrew as a retro trader completely and stopped
providing the type of support for QL users I have been known for for the
past 30 years.
It is a shame that your members feel free to slander me and try to ruin my
reputation. As a direct result, you will see that I have already stated
that I intend doing no more with my own preservation project for now and
will not be trying to track down any other copyright holders and ask them
to release the software as freeware. This has the result that the masses
of QL software in my possession (much of which is still to be sorted
through) will remain in my possession and unavailable to QL users.
As people will find from the spreadsheet linked to on the QL Forum, there
is a mass of freeware which is either missing in action, or corrupt. All
of which it would be better for the community to work together to track
down and get working rather than moaning about software which is still
available to purchase.
quietos, que todavía falta lo mejor por venir...
Ahora después de tanto aspaviento, es cuando preguntamos:
On 28/06/2016 19:13, retrowiki wrote:
> Good evening:
>> Access to programs that appointment has been revoked.
>> Please Kindly send us any documentation or certificate of ownership of the software and its legal registration.
> Best Regards
> RW Administration team.
¿ Vaya, y esto ? , ¿ acaso no contabas con ello ?
What exactly are you looking for?
I can ask for Tom Dolezal (Talent) and other copyright holders to email you directly, otherwise, the copyright statements are generally clear in the loading screens, boot screens, manuals and program code if you bothered looking.
There is no certificate of ownership as that is not required to establish copyright status. Copyright protection exists as soon as a program / book etc is written. It is up to publishers to prove that they have the rights to publish the item.
No se hace tardar no ....
It has been brought to my attention by SPAM! software, that you are illegally distributing through your website the following programs for the QL computer:
QLFlight, Alien Hijack, The Lost Pharoah, Strip Poker, Hopper, Jungle Eddi, Quazimodo, Cuthbert, Crazy Painter, Cosmos, Night Nurse, West and Lost Kingdom of Zkul, Aquanaut 471, Horrorday.
These programs are the copyright of my company, Talent+ since 1992. You have no licence or consent from myself or my company, Talent+, the copyright holder to supply or distribute this software in any format . Only SPAM! software are the authorised distributor for these QL programs.
I therefore demand:
1. that you immediately remove the above mentioned titles from your website
2. to destroy all copies of the above mentioned programs and provide written confirmation of this.
3. to provide full details regarding the copies of each of these programs you have illegally distributed in breach of my copyright.
I trust that you will co-operate fully in resolving this copyright infringement as it is covered by international copyright law.
Ahhh que sigue... y no para.... pero joder, que aquí no ofrecemos nada, solo hemos preservado. Que nuestro interés tan solo es educativo y formativo.
Vamos a ver lo que les dijimos:
First, we appreciate that you have contacted us because you have detected your copyrighted software in the QL's Library at RetroWiki.
You must understand that our language is Spanish, if there is any point you do not understand, we will look to help, although it is clearly understandable.
According to our regulations, which you can read at the following URL: http://retrowiki.es/page.php?2
It has been canceled the access to QL's repository while the contents are likely to be published and removing references to the programs you provided in your complaint are updated.
Second, this web site has no profit of any kind, all exposed material is purely educational and learning purposes, which is perfectly defined in the rules of the site.
Third. Trusting that the copyright claim you made and relying on good will and word, We do proceed to remove any content that you provided in the e-mail you sent us.
Fourth, we lack statistical system or counter on that library that is not part of the portal and it's not managed, so we cannot provide the number of downloads nor dates thereof.
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Good. Thank you.
Please obtain permission before posting any of my work online again. It is not abandonware, whatever that may mean, and you will note that I have been generous with my work, e.g. Turbo, when further development was facilitated by sharing all the original source and documentation, and releasing my DIY Toolkit with source and bonus materials as Cardware, I have also made a custom version of SPEEDSCREEN for registered users of the emulator QL2K. This does not mean that anyone can copy my work and it is certainly not in the public domain unless I have explicitly said so.
> Please Kindly send us any documentation or certificate of ownership of the software and its legal registration.
There is no legal registration of copyright or requirement for it in the UK. You can see that my name Simon N Goodwin is prominent in the software and manual. I was and am the owner of the publisher Creative CodeWorks as is widely documented online (e.g. at http://www.SPAM!.com/ql_wiki/i ... peedscreen) and my development of the software is described on my website at http://simon.mooli.org.uk/AF/article/commercial.html#QL
>> I understand you are offering my work on your website at
>> You have no right to do this. Speedscreen is my copyright property and is
>> clearly marked as such and remains available from me.
>> Please remove it immediately and acknowledge that you have done so.
>> Simon N Goodwin
>> Creative CodeWorks, Warwick, UK
Y esta es la historia de lo que no se ha visto.
Tristemente, no tienen nada que demostrar.
El juego Alien Hijack para el ordenador QL, del cual Tom Dolezal (Talent+) dice tener el copyright, fue desarrollado y vendido por Colin Maxwell de Chisoft.
Según dice Tom Dolezal, él es el poseedor del copyright desde 1992. Nos han sugerido que se contacte con Colin Maxwell para verificar lo dicho por Tom Dolezal. Por si alguien le quiere dar al bombo o agitar el avispero, en lo que a nosotros en RW respecta, pasamos. Esto es surraealista.
Colin Maxwell en linkedin: https://nz.linkedin.com/in/colin-maxwell-5b218282
Así que eso que tienen los derechos está por demostrar, andar por ahí reclamando que tienen los derechos y que se borren los repositorios de los demás, pero sin presentar documento alguno que demuestre que tienen esos derechos, un número de registro, un certificado legal, tan solo esos correos que no llevan ninguna identificación ni número de registro legal.
Eso de andar por la red con el cuento que se tienen los derechos e ir amenazando a los demás para que borremos lo que se ha preservado, sin demostrar que se tienen esos derechos...., no tienen nada y están sacando tajada de cosas que ni siquiera son suyas ni les pertenecen. Es lo malo que tienen los mercachifles, que se aprovechan como siempre del trabajo de los demás.
Todavía estamos esperando una respuesta seria a la pregunta que se les hizo y se pusieron como monas.
Were still waiting. Please Kindly send us any documentation or certificate of ownership of the software and its legal registration.