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Daz_Genetic

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Forums like this and others are going to have to get with the times :)

It's now legal to own and distribute ROM images of games that need hardware that is “no longer manufactured or reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.”

Hurrah for internet petitions :) :) :)
 

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Forums like this and others are going to have to get with the times :)

It's now legal to own and distribute ROM images of games that need hardware that is ?no longer manufactured or reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.?

Hurrah for internet petitions :) :) :)
AFAIK, spreading ROM links and such is just as illegal as it ever was. The only real effects that the LOC's exemption have are:

1) Emulator authors are protected from being DMCA'ed, and

2) We can make archives of obsolete games for ourselves (i.e. you can't publically distribute them), but only from the original cartridge/disk.

And besides, ROM linking is still against board policy.
 
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ROMS are NOT legal YET!
It's just a discussion at the moment!

Asking for ROMS is also NOT legal.

If you want legal roms, go to http://www.pdroms.de and get homebrew stuff.
If you want illegal roms, please don't ask here.

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