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My guess is that they are bootlegs. Very cool ones.

 

I'm not sure if the copyright laws were enforced in the 80's in Brazil. My guess would be a big fat no. LOL

 

Indeed. During the 1980's the Brazilian government prohibited importation of computers. The aim was to bolster a homegrown industry of computing, however in practice it's biggest impact was to foster bootlegs and blatant knock off machines.... hence the number of unlicensed clone computers in Brazil of many then popular machines (Macintosh, Apple II, MSX, Coleco apparently, etc.)

 

Read more about it here... http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/09/business/international-report-brazil-backing-computer-imports.html

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