Maybe get some ROMs?

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Maybe get some ROMs? by playallday at 5:38 PM (1,183 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. playallday
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    I was thinking, why doesn't GBAtemp get ROMs that are older then 50 years? The copyright doesn't matter if its older then 50 years, right? So wouldn't hosting ROMs that are older then 50 years be legal?
     
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    Can you name some which are over 50 years old?
     
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    Oh. My. God.

    This is fucking hilarious lol
     
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    Yeah we should definitely host Tennis for Two. Spacewar would be allowed in 2011 but in 2022 we can host a load of Odyssey ROMs.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'll tell ya what. Paypal me 5 bucks and i'll pass this along to the admins.
     
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    that in your sig for 5 months. Exactly like that.
     
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    Actually isn't it like 75 years? Like with films and music.
     
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    I think its "only" 50 years... Anyways, to all the jokers, why not put them here if we can? We might as well.
     
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    Oh, Hadrian, you party-pooper. I was dying to play TF2 [​IMG]
     
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    Lets host some retro movies whilst we're at it! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh come on! We have retro reviews, wouldn't it be cool to have a link to the ROM on the review?
     
  12. Hadrian

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    Right.

    Any game that can be dumped as a ROM is less than 50 years old, end of.
     
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    Who knows when video games will enter the public domain.

    The US courts have constantly been giving extension after extension to movie companies and such.

    EDIT: And actually, for copyrighted work, in the US right now, anything made after 1978 is covered for life + 70 years.
     
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    Also that'd be a terrible idea -> you'd have people confused as to what ROM links they could post 'n' stuff.
    Anyway there's already tons of websites that host those, it'd be pointless to start adding them out-of-the-blue.
     
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