Illegal?? Why do people say this!

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  1. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Why is it everywhere you look here on GBATemp you see that copyright violations (sending say, Nintendo's base.wad file for making channles) is illegal. It's not. There's no criminal code against it. Period. It is NOT illegal!

    Yes, you can be sued by the owner of the copyright, but you cannot go to jail, nor will the police bust in on you and haul you off to your local state/county prison.

    Can we stop with the illegal word please?? Not Authorized is much better... since the person posting Nintendo's code is not authorized to do so.
     
  2. Golfman560

    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    Well most people see illegal as something that can get you brought to court, fined, or thrown in jail. I say illegal since it's easier to with one hand since I'm too lazy to spin far enough to reach all of the keyboard.
     
  3. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    plus, love your sig image... you say illegal, but remember, piracy is not theft!
     
  4. Joey Ravn

    Joey Ravn F*** you, Nintendo!

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    As you can see, I'm not a native English speaker, so maybe something slips under my radar... but what's the difference between something that is "not authorised" and something that is "not allowed by the law", that is, "illegal"? I'm not trying to raise a fuss, but I think those terms are pretty similar, if not completely, aren't they?
     
  5. GameSoul

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    Piracy=illegal=theft

    [​IMG]
     
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    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    Well not authorized could be not being allowed into a room, however it isn't illegal to go into the room. Someone just doesn't want you going there.

    Edit: Wow huge typos

    Read my sig!
     
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    Is unauthorization the same as trespassing?
     
  8. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    If I go into a store, and go into a door that say's "Authorized Personel Only", I won't go to jail because I'm not Authorized... I'll just get kicked out of the store.

    If I were to go into a store and TAKE something, yes, I'll probably go to jail.

    Copyright violations never TAKE anything. You only COPY the information. The only known copying that I can think of that will put you in jail is counterfeiting money. Because you actually steal something at that point... Your stealing merchandise with money that is not real.
     
  9. GameSoul

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    I read it, but they both are equal to illegal [​IMG]
     
  10. zidane_genome
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    VariantDevil, then please, find a CrimCode where copyright infringement is illegal. I'll be waiting...
     
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    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    Lol this thread will be at 10 pages tomorrow. Anyone want to make bets?

    And unauthorized is the same as trespassing, but you're only charged with it if the owner presses charges.
     
  12. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    mthrnite got this one.
     
  13. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    th' south

    THE NET ACT

    Did I win?
     
  14. JPH

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    illegal schmegal
    i for one thinks the staff should set up servers @ our homes and host nds/wii/gba roms for every one to leech
     
  15. Joey Ravn

    Joey Ravn F*** you, Nintendo!

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    But in the first case you won't go to jail because that person who doesn't allow you to go into that room is not the law. He has the right to allow or not allow someone in his property, but not to send him to jail. If the law forbids you from doing something, then it's both illegal and not authorised by the law. If we talk about what the current legislation stipulates, both terms refer to the same thing, don't they?
     
  16. rikuumi

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    im screwed... one day i downloaded illegal game!! i will cry forever!
     
  17. Golfman560

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    You won on the US side, but what about European, Canadian, and Australian?
     
  18. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Using that logic,

    cow=animal=giraffe
     
  19. Jackreyes

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    I love this game...
    Adolf Hitler = human = Martin Luther King
     
  20. Golfman560

    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    Lol

    Piracy=Illegal=Rape

    Anyone wanna go against Mthrnite's post?