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Why is rom downloading illegal?
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Pages: « 1 » Thread Closed want to know because I've been seeing that rom downloading is illegal if you don't have the console and that backup copies are illegal, too. And if it is illegal, how do you hack roms without getting in legal trouble?

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Roms are illegal cause they are games.

It's almost like downloading halo 3 or something, and then play it.
It's illegal simply cause it's like getting something you'd have to pay for, for free.

The only way to make it legal is to own the game. So if you buy a SMW cartridge(or maybe just the wiiware version), then it's legal.

Nobody really cares though, since it's very doubtful that Nintendo or something will track down people who illegally download old games that are hard to get anyways =/
What about downloading other people's hacks (like Super Demo World, Mario's Keytastrophe, Brutal mario, etc.)? You can't buy the original version of those.
Which is why we use IPS files and stress the fact that you can't submit ROMs. ;)
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How would you like it if we messed with a few settings in your custom game and changed the level design? It would still be stealing your engine.

Nintendo should be happy people are reusing their engines... this should be closed. Roms are illegal unless u own the game.

Useless fact - i own it on snes, gba, and wiiware.

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Originally posted by Geno_4_Ever
this should be closed.



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