Found this on Ebay "Earthbound: Uncut"

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    it is most likely a patch rom flashed to the cart

    like the hacked pokemon carts that are out there
     
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    Says it's a repro on bottom left of 1st pic.
     
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    Ryu -Oh ok. That mean it hack, right? I wonder owner of hack saw this and report it.

    UltraMew - What that mean?
     
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    Reproduction means producing the item again.
     
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    Reproduction of NES/SNES carts are legal, I think, due to patents being expired. You could make a NES homebrew, build a NES cartridge, slap a sticker on it and then sell it. This is why someone could buy a cartridge of Battle Kid NES out of the blue without getting accusations of promoting piracy and counterfeits.
    I'm still not sure if this applies to SNES cartridges as well, but even if they do, I believe that 100$ is WAY too much for a flashed, copyrighted rom. There is no indication whatsoever that the game is not original, therefore I think they deserve to have their insertion closed.
     
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    this seller is also selling BS The Legend of Zelda Maps 1 & 2 and hacks like Legend Of Zelda : Goddess Of Wisdom, so its definitely roms flashed onto a cart.
     
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    As far as I'm aware software patents last 50 years I think, no video game ever made is out of copyright. I know this much
     
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    i recall reading that copyrights last something like 70 yrs after the copyright holders death. carts with homebrew aren't reproductions of commercially releasaed nes games. unless you are doing a mod to replace an eeprom, you probably released using a retrozone flash kit design.

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    20 years off the ball not too far off though. Either way can we safely say that this cart he's selling is illegal as he doesn't have the license to reproduce and sell for profit
     
  11. Vipera

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    Some patents last a lot less than 70 years. Take this patent of an Atari cartridge, for example. It only lasted for 14 years (source: Google).
    I don't know how things are with copyrighted games themselves, but cartridges can be manufactured and sold.
     
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    Patents are not copyrights.

    Copyrights last for 70 years.Earthbound is not 70 years old, nor is any video game. Releasing Earthbound (modified or not) on a cart is illegal.
     
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    Oh.