At 6/11/09 01:37 PM, Super-Yombario wrote:
There's no such thing as legal ROMs, so you know...
While I respect your adherence to the letter of the law, I personally choose to uphold the spirit of the law, which is to say that I:
A: Own at least one legal copy of the game
B: Own at least one legal copy of the system
C: Download no ROMS that the company can still profit from in original form
D: Don't have both games running at the same time
E: Don't share ROMS with anyone without proof they own the original
F: Don't make any profit from the ROMS
G: Am more than willing to pay the cost of the original game if the company cares to protest my download
While I understand that it is still considered illegal, I believe that I am morally clear.
One of the main points of contention regarding ROMS on the page you displayed that I did not cover is that the owner of the copywrite has the right to make newer versions of the game; this is very true, and I have bought several of these newer versions simply because they have made them. For example Mario64 was re-released for DS with new characters, better graphics, and several other additions. I now own Mario64 DS, dispite also owning Mario64 and a Mario64 ROM.