Originally Posted by R. Belmont
Can someone translate the post from the company on that forum so we know what we're dealing with? smile
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

Yours sincerely,
Mark Kenstler
Product Manager
Saitek Elektronik Vertriebs GmbH, Landsberger Str 400, 81241 M�nchen

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.

Last edited by fhub; 10/19/10 01:12 PM.