Copyright

Library content (downloads)

Under most interpretations of international copyright law, the distribution of abandonware sits squarely in a legal grey-area. Copyright is retained by the original publisher or a licensed distributor unless explicitly stated. WinWorld provides no warranties or guarantees of any kind using software obtained from our library.

For acceptance into our software library, a software title must meet our strict criteria for abandonware or pre-release software. For us to consider a software title 'abandonware', it must have an initial release date no later than January 1, 2001 and no longer being sold or supported by the original publisher or a licensed distributor. Pre-release software (alpha and beta releases) are subject to a more flexible criteria and ultimately the discretion of the WinWorld team.

If you are the legal copyright holder of a title hosted in our library and wish to have it removed, please see the DMCA section of our Contact page.

Library descriptions

The descriptions in the WinWorld library are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Website source

The content management system for WinWorld, Adventure, is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License 3.0.