When I created "ANG Greatest Hits" compilation I asked all former publishers for their permission.
To state something positive here: I actually love that compilation disk. The last days I have been playing that game on the backside, which is actually AWESOME. I did not know that game before.
For the people who are curious: it is called Thinx and it is a logical game, which is just different than usually seen.
To be more ontopic. Like I wrote before, I do not care this much. I prefer original software for my own use. I buy all my digital music in the iTunes store. Not because I want to be the good person, but simply because I'm lazy and the iTunes store is very convenient. For the same reason I buy my software for my Macbook in the App-store. It's simple. It's fast. And I believe (hope) that it is reliable too.
And seriously, most of the titles I have in my a8 library are once bought and paid by me. I love original software. Again not because I want to be a good person, but I love the colorful disk and tape sleeves. I love the fabulous boxes and all the goodies inside (I think of Dungeon Hunt, or that superb box of Tecno Ninja). I have a lot of the Mirage / ANG releases and those disk sleeves were amazing (I think of Wloczykij (probably spelled wrong) or The Chaos Music Composer). And in my closet there is a big row of colorful tapes (like The Extirpator, Dizzy Dice, Red Max, Mr. Dig). I also love to support a8 projects like The Last Word. Seriously: I enjoy the software more, because I paid for it. It's all psychological.
I personally am surprised that people are so sensitive on this subject. Why does it feel like an argument? Isn't this the main reason for a forum? Exchange opinions? If you don't want to join the discussion, why bother? I do not dictate other people what to think or feel about this, I only share my astonishment about the double standards I see here. If I type the word ALL I do not mean literally ALL, but I mean all the people applicable; or better said all with quotes -> "all" ...
If I did hurt someone's feelings, or if someone felt 'addressed' by me or my words: I apologize. I did not want to attack anyone.
By the way: I personally would be way to 'anxious' to sell a cart like the one discussed in this thread. I would not want to burn my fingers on such a project. Again not because of a certain moral, but simply because I would be scared that someone would sue me for breaking any ©opyright law.
Anyway, let's move on. I am going to fire up Thinx again. 'You' (yes look at the quotes) should 'all' give it a try too. You'll love it. By the way, if I am correct the author of that particular game declared Thinx as P.D. but I can be wrong here.