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Early Macintosh emulation comes to the Archive
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-04-17 21:12:16

After offering in-browser emulation of console games, arcade machines, and a range of other home computers, the Internet Archive can now emulate the early models of the Apple Macintosh, the black-and-white, mouse driven computer that radically shifted the future of home computing in 1984.

I'm not entirely sure on the legalities of what the Internet Archive is doing - since I don't see any confirmation Apple is participating in this - but I'm obviously very happy they're doing this.

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RE: Internet Archive Gets DMCA Exemption To Help Archive Vi
By Alfman on 2017-04-19 14:05:50
jmck,

> Following deliberation, the Copyright Office ruled in late October 2003 that four exemptions should be added to the anti-circumvention clause of the DMCA, to be valid until the next Copyright Office rulemaking in 2006, including two that are related to the Internet Archive's original comments:


Computer programs protected by dongles that prevent access due to malfunction or damage and which are obsolete.
Computer programs and video games distributed in formats that have become obsolete and which require the original media or hardware as a condition of access.


That's an insightful link. My issue with the DMCA exceptions is that the rights granted under them are not permanent but temporary and on the condition that they be continuously reauthorized every 3 years. This means if they become a low priority or if there's a lame duck situation for any reason, the exceptions automatically terminate.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2...

IMHO this is a compelling reason not to run archive.org in the US, but alas this is where they operate and theoretically a court battle could force them to cease and desist or otherwise drain their resources.
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RE: We emulated the Apple Macintosh on our Amigas
By JLF65 on 2017-04-19 16:51:05
Yeah, Mac "emulators" on the Amiga were more properly virtual machines/virtual environments, not emulators. You had host-specific drivers for things like the SCSI and serial and video. You only had actual emulation for things that didn't have a proper driver, like the ADB system. That was usually patched over with an emulation of the ADB devices.
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