"...order to put the content on a CD and ship it, as the purchaser simply gets a ZIP file sent to them by e-mail."
That's raw exploitation right there. Deffo not cool at all. When I posted before, I thought it was an actual physical delivery, where there was some labor or materials, or something. It isn't ok, but reading that makes something shitty, worse!!
I think a case can be made for some small amount to cover media, shipping, etc... And I mean small, like small enough that it's actually a labor of love to preserve things. It's wrong of course, but likely tolerated as so many of those things currently are. We've all seen that happen, and we've all seen the price set to just get it done with no real profit, or even a small loss.
Of course, a conversation about that, with the people that authored the stuff can and absolutely should happen. It's not hard either. There aren't exactly a ton of Coleco Vision capable authors, meaning this clown is pissing in a damn small pool, and should really know better.
The rip off here is the $20 is nearly all margin! How about cutting the authors in, given there is so damn much being made? -->And that's by percentage, not absolute amount, though who knows at that price?
Newcoleco has a great point on the longer term and large scope DMCA / Copyright implications, and that is what chaps my ass on this the rest of the way!! A lot of fun is tolerated in this hobby. Only bad things can happen from conflicts like this, meaning we all need to respect the hobby, get along, and have our fun being good humans.
Good luck guys. This just isn't ok at all. Somebody needs to take that guy out back for a long conversation, up close, personal style. I'm not advocating violence, of course. That's not my nature. A little fear though? Yeah, do it.