Quoted from PPS:
also, the 'other half' of PPS has one of the larger EM collections (setup and several hundred more EMs not setup) in the country and we use these machines for doing projects, etc (some of the backglasses, etc). In fact Twisted Pins came for a weekend and shot sideart for all of the games there which results in accurate stencil sets for games (including EMs). I always wonder how the posters of this dis-information would handle the situation if they understood before they posted ...
No disinformation here. According to your website, you've had Williams licensing rights since 2010, and your EM parts inventory consists of...ring kits. Every single game I looked up, and it was a bunch, that's what I found. I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt here.
Sure, IPDB isn't trying to make money, but if you're intending to sell schematics, that puts you in direct competition with them as far as schematics are concerned, unless you're going to give them out for free also. Kind of hard to claim you're protecting your IP when you let someone give away what you're trying (I'm assuming) to sell.
In any case, the "other guys" have those schematics for sale anyway. It's not like we're going to get something that isn't already available here.
I can only go by what I see. Good intentions are great, but that's what the road to hell is paved with.
If you really get started on EM stuff, then great. I'll admit I was off base. But since you don't have the licensing rights for Gottlieb, which is really where most of the money is on the EM side, I can't imagine you making a big push for EMs, because the return on Williams/Bally EM parts is certainly not going to be anything like it would be for Gottlieb. Your money is going to be in Williams/Bally games, SS games, and PR isn't really much into them.
Don't get me wrong, I understand the law here, but PR is basically a Mom and Pop store. These guys do this as a sideline to make a few bucks and help the hobby. They're not going to get rich off it, nor are they going to cause you or any other vendor to lose sales, since for most of what they make, there are no other vendors.
I'll be interested to see how this plays out.