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02-29-2004, 06:02 PM
when a rom is downloaded lests say a monkey ball rom for n-cage or other system, does it affect the company that made the game or affect both the system company and company that made the game?
02-29-2004, 06:33 PM
:twisted: if it's an old game for an old unsupported system that they don't sell. like say sega master system for example. they don't make the console and they don't make or sell the games. how in the heck does downloading a rom affect them. answer it doesn't since they currently aren't selling the games therfore they wouldn't be making money off that. at least that's how i see it.
02-29-2004, 06:36 PM
thanks i guees
02-29-2004, 06:46 PM
:twisted: bayamon eh. my family is from penuela and ajuntas.
02-29-2004, 06:50 PM
puertorrican huh, dark, evil lol
02-29-2004, 10:20 PM
Here's what Nintendo thinks:
Within legal reason, the only thing you may do is make a backup of a game you bought. However, you may not download ROMs.
03-01-2004, 03:48 AM
trust me fox, i know its ilegal, plus people konw i donwloaded roms, even nintendo.
03-01-2004, 06:29 AM
03-01-2004, 10:45 AM
The thing is XFox Prower is that when you go to a site that has those and before you get to the getting it part there is a disclaimer that says "UNLESS YOU OWN THE ORIGINAL GAME YOU MUST DELETE THESE IN NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS."
03-01-2004, 11:06 AM
03-01-2004, 12:08 PM
:twisted: i found this little tidbit on the net. it is...interesting.
Is emulation really legal?
Yes it is. The case of SONY V. CONNECTIX found that unauthorized emulation is perfectly legal. It was the decision of the court that CONNECTIX had the right to emulate the SONY Playstation and that reverse engineering of the Playstation BIOS for such a cause fell under fair usage. As a result of this case CONNECTIX was allowed to release it's Virtual Gaming Station for the Mac OS.
Ok, so it's legal, but is it right?
Emulation simply makes one hardware platform act like another. There is nothing wrong with making the hardware you own behave the way you want it to. That is exactly what software is for, it makes the hardware you own behave in a useful manner. Emulation is not used simply for playing console games on a PC. Emulators exist for all kinds of hardware and all types of platforms. Console emulation is only part of a very large emulation community.
Are ROM images legal?
Yes, under very specific circumstances. Section 117 of the US Copyright Law gives the owner of a software package the right to make an additional copy under certain provisions. If you adhere to the provisions then making ROM images is perfectly legal. However, legislation has been passed to prevent software piracy that makes game copying devices illegal. Using such a device to create a ROM image makes the resulting image illegal as well.
Are your ROM images legal?
Yes. We have taken great pains to fulfill every letter of the law. Our images were made by our own personnel. The data was copied directly off the cartridges we own and the image was transferred using a generic EPROM reader. All of these steps were taken in accordance with the law.
Is distributing ROM images legal?
No, not clearly. Individuals and Companies have a right to back up their software. This does not give them the right to distribute that copy to others, even provided they also own a legal copy of the software. So, in short, it is perfectly legal for you to copy a software package you own, but not for you to give that copy away.
Aren't you distributing ROM images?
No. The way our service works is simple. Our clients log into our service, they then can browse a list of available games. Once a user has selected a game our server locks that image so that no one else can use it. This ensures that we are never using more copies of a game than we own, that would be copyright infringement. If the connection between the client and server is broken the game no longer functions on the client and the server unlocks the game for other players. We allow you to rent our games, not buy them. We allow you to access our ROMs, but we don't distribute them.
So you're basically an internet video rental place?
Exactly. There is no ideological difference between our service and that of any common video rental store. We have simply taken a classic idea and brought it to the web. This will certainly become commonplace as the internet expands and bandwidth increases. We are merely spearheading a small piece of a huge industry.
What would happen if Nintendo ever found you?
On June 21, 2001 Nintendo Of America (NOA) wrote us a letter concerning the legal status of our service. They informed us that it was the feeling of NOA that we were participating in pirate activity. We assured them that we were not involved in any such activity. Since that time we have received no further contact from NOA. You can read the NOA Letter and the Console Classix Reply here.
03-01-2004, 03:31 PM
like i said people know i downl;oaded rooms, including nintendo.
03-02-2004, 08:50 PM
im pronnting this to sned to nintendo.
03-02-2004, 08:55 PM
if you have no plans to purchase the game ever, then it doesn't hurt the company. if you download it and think 'damn i should buy this!' and you do, then it helps the company.
just don't share it :wink:
How can you download it with-out shareing it.. think about it..
03-03-2004, 03:39 AM
ok, print again to send to nintendo.
03-03-2004, 08:11 AM
Heres an easy way just don't do it.
03-03-2004, 08:17 AM
03-03-2004, 06:34 PM
NO NEED TO TELL IT AXE.
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