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Posted byLando242
Posted on06/06/05 07:17 PM




> Bad example.

Not really. Lets say I go to a country where there is little to no legal DVD sales; if I own a DVD player and the only movies I can get are bootlegs wouldn't it be safe to say that my DVD player would have no "legitimate function"? What if I owned a region 2 player in a region one country? Since I could only play imported DVDs (and many companies are trying to make that illegal) wouldn't my player again have no "legitimate function" from the complaies point of view?

> What legitimate function does Mame provide without the use of illegal roms?

MAME plays ROMs, weather your copy is legal or not is besides the point; its not MAMEs job to determine what is legal and what is not. DVD players play movies, weather your copy is legal or not is besides the point; its not the players job to make sure your copy is legit. But what it comes down to in a legal sence is that there are "substantial non-infringing uses", and thats all you need by law.

Just because there is not a large base of established, legal ROM distribution does not mean that the usege of emulators is illegal. VCRs had the very same problem when they were getting off the ground, the movie industry attacked them tooth and nail to kill them, but now they back them as legal and make billions off them.

Lando242



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*Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Griking06/04/05 12:38 PM
.*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  [Pi]06/04/05 05:12 PM
..*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Videoman06/18/05 05:45 PM
.*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Tourniquet06/04/05 01:31 PM
..*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Videoman06/18/05 07:25 PM
..*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Griking06/04/05 02:07 PM
...*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  smf06/05/05 00:28 AM
.*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  DukeFett06/04/05 12:59 PM
..*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Lando24206/04/05 02:39 PM
...*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Griking06/04/05 02:42 PM
....*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Lando24206/04/05 02:49 PM
.....*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Griking06/04/05 03:06 PM
.......Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Lando24206/06/05 07:17 PM
.......*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Videoman06/18/05 07:50 PM
.......*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Fakester06/09/05 10:16 AM
......*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  [Haze]06/04/05 04:53 PM
.......*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Griking06/04/05 07:16 PM
........*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  smf06/05/05 00:22 AM
.........*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Videoman06/18/05 07:38 PM
.........*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Griking06/05/05 01:08 AM
..........*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  [Haze]06/05/05 06:27 AM
...........*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Qun Mang06/05/05 02:48 PM
............*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Tourniquet06/05/05 03:02 PM
.............*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  DukeFett06/05/05 11:35 PM
..............*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  smf06/07/05 03:09 AM
..............*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  galibert06/06/05 08:27 AM
...............*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  skydoune06/07/05 00:49 AM
................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  smf06/07/05 03:04 AM
.................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Fakester06/11/05 11:10 AM
..................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  R. Belmont06/11/05 12:27 PM
...................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  Videoman06/18/05 07:52 PM
.................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  finaldave06/09/05 03:58 PM
.................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  skydoune06/07/05 01:27 PM
..................*Re: Is Mame Overstepping their Authority Here?  eevert06/07/05 01:44 PM
...................*ah, touché -nt-  skydoune06/07/05 05:18 PM