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Because of these obstacles, abandonware is fairly safe. Those who distribute it are unlikely to be fined and those who download it probably won’t sued. Yet this safety could vanish at any time. Of course, if a developer releases software for free, the story is different.Is my abandonware legit?
Abandonware is not legal, to cut a long story short. A copyrighted work does not immediately become public property if the creator abandons it. Instead, the copyright on the work remains in effect until it expires, which varies by country. For example, a video game’s copyright typically lasts between 70 to 125 years.Is my abandonware legal?
Technically, no, abandonware is not legal. On the other hand though, yes, it is. Except there are some cases when it definitely is legal, or is certainly illegal.Is abandonware free?
Abandonware is illegal. Downloading commercial software for free is a copyright violation and you could, in theory, be sued. You almost certainly won’t be, but that doesn’t change the answer to the question of abandonware’s legality.