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Re: Visualboy Advance question.



Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 09:12:03PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> 
>>> That second case is pretty much where we stand with a *lot* of
>>> game console emulators out there -- the only way to get data to
>>> use with them is to break the law. Wonderful.
>>
>>Is it illegal if I own a game cartridge, and dump it? That part 
>>probably isn't; US copyright law, at least, give me permission to make 
>>a backup copy.
> 
> I'm not aware of any relevant precedents, but at least some of the big
> console companies have stated in the past that (a) this is okay, and
> (b) it doesn't have to be a dump of *your* cartridge either - you just
> have to own one.

Really?  I would be interested to know which console companies, since
most of them try to pretend that emulation is always illegal.

- Josh Triplett

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