Elektronite is really a business and not a homebrewer, which is why they do what they do. Elektronite and even Keith, from Intellivision Productions, would love to see original homebrews for the Intellivision but it seems the main interest is in ports of existing games and this is where the whole copyright issues comes up.
Cool, I'd love to play Defender on the 7800! He'll probably change the name slightly to avoid the copyright. Yes it's still illegal, but there are lots of games on the AA store like this and nobody seems to complain.
Well i asked my bank via email if it allowed to take money without permission and nobody answered. Is it allowed because they habe not answered? No of xourse.Sometimes (like one famous homebrew developer do on aa) it is the intension to wait and see then earning money with it. So you complete your work creating some facts which then be possible to honor by law. If you only tell nobody have something in hand. The guy at aa suits you for example regarding screenshots of his games (if you use it for books, inventories etc). A friend got nice mail from him as he used it without asking first (its a simple list of homebrews with screenshot)Or you aimple talk to people who are simple not responsible. Maybe they sold permission to another game company. And the defender concept might be protected wven without name as learned in various documentations.
I think retromods English allows for some people to take some of the things he says out of context, but I want to comment because it's much like the copyrighted artwork we use for our theme designs, we are hardly making money from what we do here on the back of copyrighted material. I know Bob is a genuine guy as is retromod sadly someone always gets burned in these subjects, for me, I see nothing wrong with Bobs game, why the copyright owner needed to get involved is beyond me as I can't see how the game would have been a negative towards their ip and so on. But some people do see a problem and guess what, that's fine, i am not here to preach to anyone..