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WMS Williams Video / Re: Alice BB2 call the attendent
« Last post by Yoeddy1 on Yesterday at 10:45:55 PM »
Maybe even reseat the MPU...that never hurts...especially if the caused by a move.

Kinda comes down to the same dance as owning a slot machine.  Use common sense, and manage/protect your private environment/investments the best way that makes sense to you. 

I'm not so sure about this,,,

The software agreement or license depends on the company that creates the software. Slot machine software was not created for the home market or individual owners like us. It was made for a casino business to use in specific slot machines made by the same company that creates the software. So I doubt that they permitted the casino to make backup copies. Even if a casino did make a backup copy of the software I don't thing the gaming regulators would allow them to use "backup" software, things like that are tightly controlled.   

On used machines that become privately owned by hobbyists you still can't assume copying rights of the software since that right was never permitted by the copyright holder, and it's their decision since it's their property.

The question was about the legit ability & right to make copies for personal backup use, I don't think it exists on slot machine software. With other software such as computer software or music I think you can make a case for doing that. But slot machines were never designed for a private home to be used as a game or arcade machine like an x-box or Commodore 64. Just because you buy the machine I don't think that conveys a right to copy the software in it. Nowadays nearly all software is sold with the rights to use it, and not the rights of ownership. Do a google search for EULA to see more about this.

Something for the lawyers to sort out.

In the real world I doubt that IGT is going to knock on your door for making copies of their software, unless you get bigtime into selling it on a large scale. It is the making of copies AND selling them that leads to trouble. You know it probably happens overseas all the time, as people upgrade, convert and repair old slot machines still in use.
WMS Williams Video / Re: Alice BB2 call the attendent
« Last post by ALIDMAN on Yesterday at 10:17:57 PM »

thanks Rick I will try that


I think you have it right.
Anything you own you are legitimately allowed to make a backup. Including multiple archives.

There was a big to-do about people not being able to copy certain DVDs due to copy protection. Some one created software to descramble it and create a unencrypted copy. The studios took the software guy to court and lost. The crux of the ruling was that they don't have to make it easy for you to copy but they can't stop you from making backups of something you own.

No one here at NLG is trying to be the software police, but we do not want to see or be party to the sharing of copyrighted material. That includes publishing links to places where binaries and such could be found on other sites. What you do on your own systems is your own business.

We created this forum so that home users can share information that they cannot get from the manufacturers or casinos. The intent is to further the enjoyment of the hobby.

NLG Classified ads and White Sheet / Re: S9000 graphics
« Last post by rickhunter on Yesterday at 09:50:57 PM »
Darn, missed it!
I know everything I said seemed quite rhetorical. But, i’m trying to figure out the legality line...If I own a copy of a game I bought legitimately, just in case (accidents do happen you know) that breaking the law. My understanding is no, if, I never sell the copy, destroy the copy if I sell the OEM, etc.

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