is this allowed

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  1. thetechbros
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    Are we able to post game download links?
     
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  2. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    No, piracy isn't allowed
     
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  3. sks316

    sks316 Professional Shitposter (also I help sometimes)

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    If the game is already officially-available online for free (for example, fangames such as Super Smash Bros. Crusade), then linking to an official download is perfectly fine as that is not piracy in any way since the content does not require that you pay for it first. However, if the game is only available commercially (for example, a game such as Super Mario Odyssey), then you may not link to free downloads and may only post officially-supported methods of purchasing said game, such as the official storefront or a listing on Amazon.

    TL;DR: Fangames and the such are fine, ROMs and ISOs are not.
     
    Last edited by sks316, Sep 22, 2019
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    No, you can not share links to pirated content.
    This includes games, music, ebooks and or other software.
     
  5. darkherobrine4u

    darkherobrine4u Member

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    I hate this rule but you have to obey it if you don't want to get banned.
     
  6. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Yes, because we don't want this forum to be a piracy forum. Nintendo would nuke it from orbit :P
    There are a ton of other sites so it's not like it's hard to find it.
     
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