https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fre ... ssages/969
Apparently back in 1999 and the early 2000s the full version of Caesar was available fro a legitimate download from Impressions Games' website:
The last working snapshot of that page archive by the Wayback Machine is from April 2002. After that, the page would apparently redirect to Sierra's Caesar page:
Which, in fact, still had the link to the full game from Impressions Games' website until December 2002.
I know Sierra had some temporary free giveaways of their games (like Red Baron), what about Ceasar? Did they revoke the freeware release, or can it be still distributed today?
Is there someone from the copyright holders who can be contacted for clarification of this matter?
[Edit] Upon the freeware release, Impressions added an installation instructions addendum (install.pdf) which says:
This program is unsupported. Neither Impressions nor Sierra On-Line will be providing customer service or technical support or this title. On the other hand, you did get it for free.
Which kind of suggests that the game went public domain.