Legal issues with NES MP3 player?

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  1. Harsky
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    In my spare time, I build and sell NES MP3 players. The profits are slim but it's enough to buy some more controllers, MP3 players and still have some left over for some other stuff like solder, wires etc. How long before Nintendo catches on and issues a cease and desist or do they honestly not care?
     
  2. NeSchn

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    I don't know but I will buy one. How much?
     
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    Maybe I'm intrested. Do you have a link?
     
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    I've seen the topics for your MP3 players, and I don't think that Nintendo can do a damn thing about it, nor should they want to.

    Could Panasonic sue you for turning an old TV into a fishbowl? Could Coca-Cola sue you for making a belt buckle out of a pop can? You are not making a clone NES here, and you are not giving people a way to play pirated NES games.
     
  7. zidane_genome

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    got any links to this NES MP3 player? maybe a photo or two?
     
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    It's not a big operation so they probably won't do anything about it, you've got nothing really to worry about.
    Worse that would happen is a cease and desist.

    Decided to reply here rather than the post you made on that other board.
     
  10. DanTheManMS

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    And here I thought you found a way to play mp3 files on an actual NES. Dang. Closest thing I've come to that is using FamiTracker to import up to 8 seconds of audio through the space reserved for samples to create a short NSF loop, found at http://danthemanms.googlepages.com/NSFsongs.zip (ignore the Ocarina Boogie one). I've also got a couple of these in *.nes format as well to demonstrate that they'd run on an actual NES if anyone's interested.

    Back on-topic, I don't think Nintendo's really going to care too much. It's a sweet mp3 player though, I gotta say.
     
  11. miketh2005

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    lol i dled and thats pretty sweet, but I gotta question, why would you waste your time on THAT? lol
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

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    Is it just me, or you've written in /v/ about selling them? Cause I see the exact same thread, with all the stuff you've exactly mentioned.

    Conan O'Briebers 08/15/08(Fri)19:30 No.18717948

    I build and sell NES MP3 players. The profits are slim but it's enough to buy some more controllers, MP3 players and still have some left over for some other stuff like solder, wires etc. How long before Nintendo catches on and issues a cease and desist?
     
  13. DanTheManMS

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    Boredom, why else?
     
  14. Jasonage

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    Its just like selling your SNES controller, and I doubt they will/can be bothered to do aything about that.

    Also, do you have photos? I'd love to see one
     
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    Yeah. That's me. I get about a lot.