HyperCard: the Myst story
livfoss at mac.com
Wed Feb 12 05:11:53 EST 2020
It’s encouraging to know about the re-configuring. When I first thought of my project, some years ago, I could not get any sensible response out of the original publisher, and eventually gave up, but now I am thinking of reviving the idea. I think sadly the copyright holder of the CD-ROM is the actual book publisher, which means I will have to re-do the weary round of trying to get them to respond. I have an ancient Mac running OS 7 I believe, just to enable me to look at the CD-ROM in its original form. Better do something before it stops working!
I am interested in the fact that you are re-configuring your CD-ROM material as desktop applications. That was my original idea for my project, but now I wonder if it should be an app, or indeed whether HTML5 would actually work (using LiveCode of course, as you say!). My target audience are probably ordinary folks interested in poetry, and schools. Are your users happy with the desktop solution?
Hope this isn’t getting too OT.
> On 11 Feb 2020, at 19:26, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hi Graham,
> It might be easier to track down the copyright holder of the CD-ROM and offer to re-publish on a different platform. Copyrights on the design of the program/disc itself will definitely apply for a long time.
> We are re-configuring some of our earlier work HC into LiveCode as desktop applications. Some things can be, of course, done in as HTML 5. Copyright is always an issue, especially for licensed, recorded music.
> There is obviously a quite large body of great-quality CD-ROM content discs from the 1990-2000s that have slipped into the dustbin of history—no longer compatible with digital content delivery methods today—with no easy path to their revival. Authors and companies have moved on, licensing has expired, original files used to create the stuff are on old media (Zip drives) or have disappeared. But with effort, it can be done, and in LiveCode, of course!
> Peter Bogdanoff
>> On Feb 11, 2020, at 12:58 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> That’s excellent information - I would still have to tackle any missed out (obviously I haven’t checked yet) and presumably all the recordings of the poet speaking which are much more recent than the composition dates (though I don’t understand US copyright laws). And there’s Richard Wilbur’s essay… (sigh). Would what one might call the “production design” of a CD-ROM (the look, the graphics, the order of presentation etc) be subject to copyright? I suppose it’s intellectual property. Sorry, this is getting OT.
>>> On 11 Feb 2020, at 15:49, dev via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> On Feb 11, 2020, at 2:56 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> Personally I have a pet project to re-purpose a very elaborate CD-ROM about Robert Frost, published by Henry Holt in 1997, but I can never get anyone to talk to me about the copyright issues.
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