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Old 10-26-2005, 08:38 PM   #1
plokm
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Default Two legal questions

1. I read somewhere it's legal to download roms for educational purposes. this sounds like BS to me, but is this in any way true?

2. If i go out to international waters and download roms, is that illegal?
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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> 2. If i go out to international waters and download roms, is
> that illegal?

Where will you get your internet? Not many wireless connections go out that far.
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I think you should google "ROMs for educational purposes" and see what you get. That will answer your first question.

Your second question: Yes, it would probably be illegal. ROMs aren't exactly welcomed by the INTERPOL.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Two legal questions

> 1. I read somewhere it's legal to download roms for
> educational purposes. this sounds like BS to me, but is this
> in any way true?

No, it's not. Its illegal unless they are public domain ROMs, which are usually crappy demos and screen savers.

> 2. If i go out to international waters and download roms, is
> that illegal?

Yes it's illegal, but this is the inna-net. No one is gonna tell on you.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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Like Index said, it's illegal but I doubt you'll get arresetd for it. If you wanna be on the 'safe(r)' side of things, stick with older games.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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> Where will you get your internet? Not many wireless
> connections go out that far.

In theory, you could use satellite internet. dont know how well that would work, though.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:44 PM   #6
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> In theory, you could use satellite internet. dont know how
> well that would work, though.


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I used Satellite internet when I was on a cruise ship. It sucked booty and cost like 50 cents a minute.
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