Key.bin (Link to wiibrew)

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  1. sashavol
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    key for key.bin!

    AND ITS LEGAL!
    Marcan posted it on wiibrew. Please don't ban me for it.
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Talk:WADder

    key.bin ain't copyrightable. So why do people hide it?
    Can somebody please explain to me!
     
  2. OSW

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    Well, assuming marcan is right about encryption keys not being copyrightable, then there has been a misconception amongst our community about the sharing of such keys.

    I have somewhat realised this before, since hackmii has hosted the common-key for a long time without trouble.

    Probably in the past we have taken a 'safe rather than sorry' approach, which isn't really wrong.
     
  3. zant

    zant GBAtemp Fan

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    SHARE THE KEYS!

    finally! its called a f'ing COMMON-KEY anyway
     
  4. sblur

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    No, it's not copyrightable.

    However, if anyone remembers the old 09 F9 11 02 9D.... key controversy a few years back this might be a good read:
    http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2007/05/09-f9-legal-primer
    Whether or not the same reasoning applies here is open to interpretation.
     
  5. zant

    zant GBAtemp Fan

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    quick somebody upload it to gbatemp downloads
     
  6. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    what about the rootkey.bin?
    i've been trying to figure out how to dump that my self for ages, simple cuz i couldn't find it anywhere.
     
  7. icefireicefire

    icefireicefire GBATemp Fails.

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    Illegal in USA - DMCA restrictions.

    Not illegal in the more sane parts of the world.
     
  8. Mrkinator

    Mrkinator Neil Peart Wannabe

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    Great White North, Eh!
    Canada FTW!

    The common key is what originally drove WADder out of GBAtemp. (I'm glad that happened [​IMG])
     
  9. SFenton

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    Derp
    WADder is awesome, are you saying you're glad it's off this site or glad it's gone?
     
  10. sashavol
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    EDIT: nvr mind... said something stupid
     
  11. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

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    Are you saying wadder is wack?
     
  12. tueidj

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    I'm pretty sure he means he's glad WADder moved off gbatemp because that led to the creation of the new site.
     
  13. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    Edit*: Whoops, i read WiiBrew and not GBAtemp, my comment is about WiiBrew.
    Nope. It was using nintendo channels as base for channel wads, and having them spread all over the official WADder homepage. Marcan had a big problem with that, just making a page on WiiBrew that is 100% legal itself is not enough for him when you find 100 illegal channels if you follow the link. And i think there might has been the one or other problem as well.
     
  14. joda

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    For all that don't know: http://hackmii.com/2008/04/keys-keys-keys/
     
  15. dark42

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    IANAL but I'm pretty sure as long as you host the key.bin outside the US you shouldn't concern yourself with the DMCA.
    Even in the US, just host it anyway, and if Ninty sends you a DMCA takedown notice then take it down. That way you're legal. I don't think they can just go and sue you, they have to send a takedown notice first.

    Once again I would like to mention that I Am Not A Lawyer and this is not legal advice.