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Old 16th September 2009, 02:37 AM
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The issue is one of copyright. The copyright on the games will not expire, in Australia and the US, for quite some time, some 50 or 70 years after their release. As far as I understand it is illegal to download or use roms where the copyright has not expired. As I understand some N64 games where released form public download.
But, it, does at least to me, seem ethical to use roms of games that you yourself own, particully as a lot o N64 hardware has became hard to procure or broken, as my orignal N64 is. Also, as mentioned above by others, if you download roms then your amoung many thousand of others who do the same.
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Old 17th September 2009, 01:06 AM
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The issue is one of copyright.
? Um....no. I'm afraid this is incorrect.
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The copyright on the games will not expire, in Australia and the US, for quite some time, some 50 or 70 years after their release.
Also, it is not 70 years after the release in the US, but rather 70 years after the death of the author. But you were close!
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Old 23rd September 2009, 07:01 AM
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On this one guys it is hard to say.

It is like old Doctor Who magazines I have in a PC format to read on the computer. I could never afford to possibly collect these on my budget, and I'd really like to enjoy them. Plus, they are out of print so the only way I could buy these items is second hand at collector's prices, sometime paying triple what it was when first out (A few years ago I bought a used copy of Castlevania SOTN at sixty dollars because you could not fine it...the disc was a twenty dollar PSX Greatest Hit brand new back in the day..scary!)!

So I say as long as you are not ripping the current stuff off, and it would be a huge chore to physically get the items, it's OK...
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Old 26th September 2009, 08:12 AM
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It really depends on what "Legual" actually means....as it's not even a real word! LMAO!
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Old 13th March 2010, 05:24 PM
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What would be the point of PJ64 then? It would be owning something pointless.
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Old 13th March 2010, 05:40 PM
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Oh for FUCK SAKE not this again no one cares about the legal status of 12 year old game that haven't been in manufacture for yonks so please stop posting on this gay topic because I'm sick of seeing it.
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Old 13th March 2010, 05:42 PM
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Oh look I'm now a Senior Member yay!
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