Downloading ROMs (Not a question)

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Aijelsop, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Aijelsop

    Aijelsop Question Asker

    Sep 11, 2010
    United States
    As stated at it is illegal to download ROMs for games you own.

    I thought I'd post this considering the fact that everyone says it is legal to download ROMs you own the cartridge for.
  2. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
    Old discussion, but I think no one on this forum gives a single fuck about it since the know the catchrate of piracy is like 0.0000001% or so...
  3. Nobunaga

    Nobunaga Empty

    Apr 19, 2010
    yeah that's right [​IMG]
  4. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 3, 2007
    or when they get a pirate he have often saved so much money on not being the games that he easily can pay the bill [​IMG]
  5. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Apr 21, 2010
    So true, a pirate will save as much money as they would spend, simple.
  6. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
    [​IMG] I pirate mostly for the lack of money...
  7. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

    Apr 21, 2010
    So do I, but what I'm saying is that, If some poor guy who was working at a good job but spent all his money on games, started pirating them instead, then he would keep money (after bills etc.) and be able to pay a fine if he received one.
  8. Isabelyes

    Isabelyes GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 29, 2008
    Pfff, objection. :3

    What if, say, a guy receives 10$ a month - not counting the money spent on food etc.
    (It's just an example, mind you.).
    A game costs 5$ (Example!), meaning that he could buy two games a month.
    Let's say he starts pirating games: 10$ won't be spent on games every month.
    Let's say that he gets caught after ten months. Money saved after ten months: 10$ * 10 = 100$. (I feel so smart. :3)
    However, he's pirated 50 games! (0_o) -> 5$ * 50 = 250$
    Meaning that, if he would have to pay for every game he's pirated, he wouldn't have enough.
    -> 100$ - 250$ = -150$ = Negative.

    Also, though I might be wrong, if you get caught, you might have to pay an extra amount of money on top of the price of the games you've already pirated.
    Let's say that extra fine is 50$.
    -> He'd be fined for 300$, while he's only saved up 100$.

    Unless I'm completely misunderstanding this situation, I don't see how this guy would be able to pay the fine.
    Feel free to prove me wrong, though.

    (Yes, the prices are ridiculous. In reality, it'll all be much more expensive, but this is just for the sake of keeping it simple.)

    Note that this is only the case if he pirates more games than he could have bought.
    Ofcourse, if he's got loads and loads of money, he could pirate whatever amount of games he'd want, and he'd still be able to pay the fine.

    However, if the "Fine on top of the prices of the pirated games" exists:
    -> Prices of the games pirated = Money saved (Naturally.)
    So, what he'd have to pay if he were to get caught would be exactly what he'd have saved up.
    If you take into account the aforementioned fine:
    -> Fine (Prices of the games pirated + extra fine) > Money saved.

    So, in the end, he'd either end up with no more money than he would have if he had bought every game,
    or he would end up with even less.
    He can't 'win'.

    Note that this is only the case if he actually gets caught. (Duh.)
    There is an extremely small chance of this happening, so you shouldn't worry.
    Still, if it were to happen, you wouldn't have made any profit at all.