Can someone translate the post from the company on that forum so we know what we're dealing with?
Ok, here's an automatic (but not so bad) Google translation:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have followed with interest this post and am delighted with the still very active and creative chess community.
However, I am obliged to protect the rights of our company. The transfer or release of "ROMs" the Mephisto chess computer is generally not allowed. The copyright has the Saitek formerly Hegener GmbH & Glaser AG.
However, I would not for now wield the legal hammer but call for a responsible approach. In our age of Internet, control of it is utopian anyway.
In its present form, I don't see (yet) a threat to our economic interests. In addition, there are no financial intentions apparent for the author of the emulation software and also in sharing . But please understand this is not a blank check.
If this state should change, we will use all legal means at our disposal to protect our investment.
A wish yet: Please remove the links to the public Mephisto ROMs
Saitek Elektronik Vertriebs GmbH, Landsberger Str 400, 81241 München
I've just seen that this Google translation was NOT as good as I thought at first, so I have corrected a few wrong things.