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(Punt's note: "Boomer" is Mike McCoy of Origin / Jane's Combat sims
he's often seen posting to rec.games.computer.ultima.*,
comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.rpg and possibly others. Full headers and
 "extra recipients" snipped for brevity and privacy.)

---mailed to moi. Some non-Ultima-download stuff snipped--
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 07:18:26 -0500
To: mfleming@powerup.com.au
From: Mike McCoy <boomer@cris.com>
Subject: Re: UIV - you mean we can *distribute* it?
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At 07:37 AM 10/19/97 +1000, you wrote:
>Boomer,
>
>I've been the recipient of a forward from Edward Franks (Fortran)
>regarding the distribution of Ultima IV and I'm mighty confused..

sorry for the confusion... let's see if I can clarify

1. the U4 distribution in the magazine was intended to be an 'exclusive'
for the mag.  
2. Once the mag distribution was over, it was felt nothing much could be
done to stop redistribution of U4 after that
3. KickAss was offering U4 for d/l, but the Dragons couldn't (per a
previous 'restriction' by Origin?)
4. I said, that's not fair to the Dragons... They've been honest about
this.  Why not let them offer it as well.. Answer: Your absolutely right.. 
5. Ergo: email to Fortran Dragon 'OK'ing' the ability to offer U4 for free
d/l by Dragons


----forward from Fortran----
From: Edward Franks <xyzzy@ponyexpress.net>
Subject: Fwd: Ultima IV
Cc: mfleming@powerup.com.au,

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>Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 17:44:32 -0500
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>Frotran,
>
>Not sure if this should go to you or not. If not, please forward it to the
>appropriate Dragon.
>
>I just got a decision about allowing the Dragons to offer Ultima IV as a
>free d/l (i.e. re-distributing the game on the CGW CD).
>
>Go for it (and kick ass on KickAss ;)
>
>Boomer

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