by Microchip/Australian Crackers United
Now, for the Aussie scene... Phantasie are DEAD, if you didn't already know... most of the cool members joined ACU! TFS are nearly dead (give them about 1 more month). Mystix have just discovered AT&T's (Thanx to me!) and more groups are getting into modeming (but they are paying for the calls at 2400bps!) The Hellraisers have written a cool util! The Force... I'm not sure what they are doing (maybe Antriax could inform me?!?) ACU are the only group releasing and training stuff! We are also working on a new MegaDemo! Last things we released were: It Came from the Desert II! (We need original suppliers!!) Now the Police (Federal Police) are just starting to get involved. Many more people are converting to ANTI-PIRACY and many magazines are begining to write articles on PIRACY.. here is just a snippet of an article on Piracy in the Australian Commodore & Amiga review... Smart as they may be - the police have also noted the names and postal addresses of groups located in Australia. What will be the result of furthur investigations? Bands like Quartex, DMA and Australian Crackers United may have to take a much lower profile... What do ya think? Are people going to become aware or what! One guy in Sydney has already been busted for selling games... but there is nothing much they can do until stricter laws are going to be enforced!
Some more ACU news... Some ACU members are going underground as they are being traced by AT&T (maybe even the Federal Police)! Now one more thing... Lamers; there are many Lamers in OZ!! All they can do is buy the games and then they sell the games!! (I suggest all ELITE dudes keep the games between themselves only so Lamers have to go and buy games and the s/ware industry will not die very fast!!! Think about it???
This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #5" by Brainstorm 1990.
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