Be careful before/after you register for the Nintendo Developer Portal!

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by TheKingy34, Jul 9, 2016.

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  1. TheKingy34
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    TheKingy34 A Pretty Shitty Ghost.

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    Hello! You may have registered for Ninty's Dev portal already, but I have got to tell you some things you must remember so you aren't in any legal issues.

    Let's start off with some quotes:
    So, let's start off simple, please read the NDA! A lot of people are like "Eh, I don't care about your legal info, I'll just click I accept." But this is a really stupid move. It'll tell you what not to do, so you don't get C&D'd, sued, etc.

    As much as I love the homebrew,
    please don't use the SDK for homebrew creation!, as this is breaking the NDA.

    And DO NOT ever leak the tools, this is stupid idea that could get you sued. This is also infringing against copyright.

    (Thanks @VinLark) DO NOT share your creations. You can upload it to the eShop if you have a dev unit 3ds though.

    (Thanks ultramario1998 at /r/3dshacks) You're also not allowed to talk about the contents of certain documents that may or may not be on the portal (eg dev kit prices, lotcheck requirements, &c)


    If I forgot some stuff, please post them here.

    Also,

    Stay safe!
    cya!
     
    Last edited by TheKingy34, Jul 14, 2016


  2. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

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    Doesn't nda stand for non disclosure agreement. Don't you mean t's + c's
     
  3. VinLark

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    Your kidding right? The post is literally telling you that this is way more important than a simple T&C. It has to do with law and stuff.
     
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  4. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Addict

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    Well if it's law and stuff I better be on my best behaviour
     
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    Ev1l0rd (⌐◥▶◀◤) Knight of Void

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    This should be stickied as it could destroy the entire HB community if a major homebrew dev fails to check the NDA.
     
  6. TheKingy34
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    I agree.
     
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  7. VinLark

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    I vote for sticky
    1+ sticky
     
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  8. TheKingy34
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    I'll add a poll.
     
  9. VinLark

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    This needs to be sticked in both sections tbh.
     
  10. TheKingy34
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    That is why I put the poll on both threads :D
     
  11. osm70

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    Hypothetical question:
    I didn't use any of my real info. Not even email. And I signed up using TOR and 2 proxies. Can they really do anything to me?
     
  12. TheKingy34
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    The law can.
     
  13. osm70

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    Not if they don't know who I am.
     
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    It will be difficult for Nintendo, but not impossible. But why even bother? If you don't fail the NDA (as in youre not leaking or publishing things youre not allowed to) then you shouldn't worry.
     
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    This is pointless as pretty much everyone knows what not to do already. You'd have to be some kind of moron to think that you can freely distribute the sdk with it getting in trouble.
     
  16. VinLark

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    Well Nintendo can still get your IP no matter what. And putting down fake info just put you in more hot water because that is breaking the NDA and law its-self....

    lmao
     
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    Whether you're using 5000 proxies or zero, you're still breaking the law.
     
  18. TheKingy34
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    TheKingy34 A Pretty Shitty Ghost.

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    Not really. Some people are disobeying the NDA right now.
     
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    It's more that certain people seem to think that since everyone and their mum can now legally get the SDK, all future homebrew must be made with the SDK.
     
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  20. VinLark

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    Eh, I beg to differ. People were out-right admitting stuff that broke the NDA and took screenshots (broke the NDA), talked about the tools (broke the NDA).
     
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