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Poster: PiRSquared Date: Jan 24, 2015 4:03pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Legal Status of Emulators

I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice. Emulators themselves are legal, but downloading the games (ROMs) isn't. If you really want to obtain a ROM legally, you need to extract it from the cartridge using something like Retrode. Some people think that downloading a ROM of a game you own is legal, but I don't think it technically is (and, for example, Nintendo says it isn't). You can play some Genesis games (as well as many other games, including arcade games and DOS games) on the Internet Archive, but I'm not sure exactly how they get away with it legally. Maybe just because the copyright owners aren't making much money from them anymore and haven't filed DMCA and/or haven't noticed.
This post was modified by PiRSquared17 on 2015-01-25 00:03:21

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Poster: Mr.Me123 Date: Jan 25, 2015 8:21am
Forum: software Subject: Re: Legal Status of Emulators

Thank you!
Is there anyway to actually find out about it; is there any way to contact archive moderators or something like that? I haven't really been able to find an email adress.

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Poster: PiRSquared Date: Jan 25, 2015 4:13pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Legal Status of Emulators

You could try info@archive.org.