Is ripping Wii U games legal?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Emulation & CEMU' started by Ledbylight, May 24, 2017.

  1. Ledbylight
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Definitely a grey area, as per the DMCA, you can "back up" your own media (like DVDs, PC games, etc), so it's really hard to say for sure. There's little to no risk, if the title ticket doesn't install properly, it just won't install. There's little no risk of bricking.
     
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    depends on the country. in the states, it's limited the backup of music (other media was intentionally not mentioned), which, you're right, leaves other media in the "the courts haven't decided yet" grey area.

    original poster, morally, there's arguments to bs made for and against. personally i don't see much of a problem.

    softmodding is more legally sound, but still slightly grey area. morally you're fine though.

    and unless you're sharing backups with other folks, you'll never get in trouble for it, legally. not unless you get in trouvle for somethinf else and they're wanting to add on as many charges as they can find...but at the point you have a lot of other things to be worrying about. :P

    as far as bricking, follow the guide and you'll be fine. bricking is possible if you mess up, so just be sure to read through it before starting.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    I personally don't see anything wrong with backing up games you already legally own, the biggest reason is because I hate to pay for another copy of a game whose disc is either damaged or lost :P
     
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    Ah thanks! Was wanting a bit of a clearer answer.