1. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    Ninty wouldn't go this far. Apple on the other hand...
     
  2. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Man, am I glad I found the ROM sets to GBA, GB/C, NES, Snes and N64. Worth the 20+ GB of downloads.
     
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  3. Exavold

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    Nintendo just gave me another reason to pirate their games.
     
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    There is. Video games are no different than music in that respect. It's just that the industry is too new and nothing is old enough to enter public domain yet.
     
  5. shinsekaito

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    That's kind of excessive. :blink:
     
  6. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Copyrights last too long, 70 years should be half that for games, music, etc. It's not like they were going to do anything with them anyway, they're just like that bratty kid in Preschool who hoards all the toys so the others can't have them.

    I feel like making some videos showcasing the games I downloaded and posting them all over just to piss them off.
     
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    Prices really do suck for retrogames in general these days. Takes the fun out of collecting. Makes you just want to buy the original hardware, buy flashcarts or burn games for them and call it a day.
     
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  8. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    How many years is it?
     
  9. Lazyboss

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    We can alway sues ninty for damaging our health and wasting our time with their ports. ;)
     
  10. linuxares

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    He might even earn more than that on ads. Who knows?
    Nintendo have full rights to do this, I'm even surprised it haven't happened before.
     
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  11. nando

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    apple is less likely to sue their costumers than nintendo. apple offered free legit upgrades to pirated software.
     
  12. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Good luck paying the lawsuit, no one has that much money. Makes me glad I've downloaded ROMs and to stop paying for Switch Online.
     
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  13. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    Please, don't try to make apple look better than they are. That's impossible. /s+-

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    You are joking right?
     
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  14. Plstic

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    dude, usenet gets copyright take downs everyday. with torrents you can't really do that.
     
  15. []KAOS[]Casey

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    The text in the injunction is incredible.

    https://torrentfreak.com/images/romsinjunc.pdf

    more than 99% of what nintendo took down is simply not attainable legally. It's not unfair if nintendo is simply not "competing".

    And they wonder why people pirate their games...
     
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  16. the_randomizer

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    Right, "unfairly competing", look at all those lost sales from the games that they aren't selling on the eShop! What a revelation!

    F*cking pantywaists.
     
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  17. DarkOrb

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    Then better release every single GB/GBC/GBA/N64 game in the eshop, or I will continue to pirate the s**t out of you, for the sake of game preservation! If Nintendo succeeds, then there will be irreversibly lost games in a few decades. Huge parts of our childhood memories will be destroyed for good. Gems like "Hugo", "Alfred Chicken", "Chip 'n Dale" will be no more! F* U Nintendo! Sorry, but I'm angry!
     
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    it's a fact. apples stand on piracy is to never treat their costumers like a criminal. they treat their employees like criminals, but not their customers.
     
  19. smf

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    It was decided between them, so I imagine he looked at his bank balance and told them what he could afford to pay based on how much money he'd been making off all of you by selling pirated roms.

    He probably still walked away with a large chunk of cash.

    Meanwhile Nintendo haven't gone after every rom site, just the ones making obsene amounts of money from it.

    What I can't work out is why the SJW are defending people making millions of dollars out of this, when there are ways of getting them for free. I guess it makes their balls feel bigger or something.
     
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  20. the_randomizer

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    Not gonna happen, I've already done just that and have zero regrets. :creep:
     
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  21. xxNathanxx

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    USA! USA! USA! Good old freedom prevails again thanks to the American legal system. On a less ironic note, I have no idea what exactly loveroms had on offer, but considering the name of the website didn't include 'nintendo', I suppose they had more than just thirty-five-year-old first-party Nintendo games. With that in mind, it's fascinating that Nintendo managed to proclaim and obtain actual ownership over the loveroms websites, suggesting that Nintendo is, in fact, the owner of all video games in history.

    The fact that they're part of all spying programs (that consider everyone to be a criminal) suggests otherwise.
     
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  22. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    The law is always going to favor copyright holders, that's not at all surprising. The only surprising things about this case are that the guy didn't do more to keep his identity hidden, and that he didn't get taken down for this a lot sooner. These ROM sites have been around almost as long as I've been gaming.
     
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