EmuWIKI.com - Closes Down

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  1. Another World
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    EmuWIKI.com - Closes Down
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    Due to the confusing, unexplained, and soon to be Canadian copyright law, EmuWIKI.com has closed its public doors. The site hosted over 8,000 EMUs, guides, information, facts, etc. This site will be missed as it was a great asset to the gaming community. A 20 GB public torrent of the site as of 5/27/10 is being offered, the file can be obtained from the source link below.



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  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    The Canadian copyright law claims its first victim.

    Fuck that.
     
  3. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    O, Canada. you make me sad
     
  4. hoist20032002

    hoist20032002 GBAtemp Regular

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    Dude this is TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!! I feel sorry for all the Canadian gamers...The US is going to be next in this Copyright Law BULLSHIT and We need to start being prepared for the worst!!!!! Already have we lost so many help sites,rom sites,cart sites, etc..... Hopefully we can find solutions to this future mishap of a travisty..........
     
  5. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

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    This is why we can't have nice things.
     
  6. gweedyj

    gweedyj GBAtemp Regular

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    what was this site?
     
  7. GH0ST

    GH0ST Your Hero is a Ghost

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    I was here... before...
    "If creativity is a field, copyright is the fence". John Oswald

    "The question of copyright promises to be the Vietnam of the Net". Mitch Kapor

    Site Analysis of emuwiki.com: estimated value: $49,868 [​IMG]
     
  8. pcmanrules

    pcmanrules GBAtemp Regular

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    It's a pity I didn't hear about the site earlier, it could have been great.
     
  9. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

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    It's still not a sure thing this bullshit Copyright Law will pass... it's failed twice before to get through, and hopefully it will fail again.
     
  10. LINK289

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    I REALLLLY hope it doesn't pass... It's kinda freaking me out just thinking about if it passes (wondering what sites will close down).
     
  11. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

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    This is one issue I honestly wouldn't mind resulting in another election. I've had enough of Harper and his bullying, thuggish practices in Ottawa. It pisses me off to no end, and I'm sick of it. It's time to end the minority Conservative government experiment, I think. The risks we run by allowing them to keep even that limited power is too great.
     
  12. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    I'm really disappointed. Unintelligent people creating unintelligent laws. This is what happens when media corporations blame their failures due to copyright infringements. Many people can argue why copyright is wrong, but it takes a brilliant person to show why copyright may actually produce greater sales for a company... There is a probability that piracy may actually increase profits for some corporations but people are so negligent and only look at the fact that something is being copied and place blame on it. There are many many many factors to copyright/piracy.
     
  13. shakirmoledina

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    it may open again but with another name and server in another area... hopefully we will see it soon
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    So these Canadian copyright laws are cracking down on emulation despite the fact emulation is completely fine? Might as well ban the Wii since the Virtual Console is emulation. The site didn't offer any ROMs or illegal software so this is bullshit.

    Lucky for GBAtemp we won't be affected (since we're not Canada based). But this still sucks, these copyright laws are stupid.
     
  15. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    he is not closing down because of the copywrite laws, he is closing down from fear of attack from the government, he says all his files are legal, then why close it? get a good lawyer to protect his rights.
     
  16. EmuWikiAdmin

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    It is pretty naive to think that on top of the server costs (around 2000$ per year), I could also afford to pay for a lawyer for a hobby that does not bring any kind of income. I think you misunderstood the text, read it again, there's already an answer to your question in it. I explain that in a website where the contributions come from the public and from me, there is eventually going to be mistakes. There's going to be emulators that are distributed with the bios inside the exe or in a subfolder that I will miss, and with that new law, we have no idea what you can be sued for when that happens, say, for 24 hours before it is removed. How much is the publication of a Nintendo bios during 24 hours worth ? We have no idea, but as I say, I just don't want to sleep with the question in mind. I am not closing down from fear of attack from the government, you misunderstand the law which is not a criminal law in which the government sues you, it's a civil law in which the companies sue you.
     
  17. Yuan

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    Lack of $?
     
  18. Brainy142

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    Sad day for Us Canadians.

    I hold my [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] up for the Wikiman.
    I hope the Conservatives get kicked in the balls
    Brandorg,
    King of the Brandorgian Empire
     
  19. Brainy142

    Brainy142 GBAtemp Regular

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    Too bad the liberals are just as bad... Stupid Idiots and their "green fee" which they (wait for it) also tax....
    So.... Who wants to vote for the Brandorg Party lol. (I wish)
     
  20. Sceptile95

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    Is anyone willing to message the canadian DMCA to uplift the act?