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SubjectRe: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please Reply to this message
Posted byerikduijs
Posted on09/29/05 04:19 PM



> Hello??? You're including the roms with the emulator, right? What Aaron just
> pointed out was there is no "grey" area in that and he's right. You can legally
> distribute your emulator since it is your work, but if you aren't the legal
> copyright owner of the romfiles, then distributing the roms with it is
> definitely illegal. You might not necessarily get caught, but don't kid
> yourself.

I'm not kidding myself, I know full well that strictly speaking he's right. Maybe I didn't make myself clear enough in that, but that *is* what I said.

My point with the 'grey area' remark was that *execution* of the law is one grey area since the law always has to be interpretted. If it wasn't, there would be no point in trials, would there?

As for JEmu2, given the current state of affairs I don't think I really harm anyone, so as I see it, yes, if a copyright holder has objections to what I do, they can definitely use the law to enforce me to remove the roms. And I would respectfully oblige.
But I don't make money from their work, I'm not claiming the games are mine, the roms were already spread for a long time, those titles are not sold anymore for a long time so as far as I can tell, I'm not causing any real damage.
In the context of the current state of affairs, JEmu2's like a firecracker after an a-bomb explosion. A firecracker might be annoying, but it can't be held responsible for the big mushroom cloud.



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*JEmu2 does Street Fighter 2  erikduijs09/27/05 02:22 AM
.*Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  RomGirl09/27/05 06:24 AM
..*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/27/05 07:30 AM
...*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  RomGirl09/27/05 03:36 PM
....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/27/05 04:30 PM
.....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  R. Belmont09/28/05 03:40 PM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/28/05 06:48 PM
.......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  R. Belmont09/29/05 12:16 PM
........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/29/05 04:39 PM
.......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  AaronGiles09/28/05 08:15 PM
........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/29/05 04:31 AM
.........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  PixelPerfect09/29/05 12:58 PM
...........Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/29/05 04:19 PM
...........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  smf10/07/05 11:27 AM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  PixelPerfect09/28/05 06:44 PM
...*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  finaldave09/27/05 08:41 AM
....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/27/05 09:04 AM
.....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  finaldave09/27/05 07:38 PM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/28/05 02:47 AM
...*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  mosquito200109/27/05 07:41 AM
....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  smf10/07/05 11:31 AM
.....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs10/10/05 04:28 AM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  smf10/11/05 08:45 AM
.......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs10/13/05 10:19 AM