Does anybody know what the legal stuff behind these are? A few of the websites I visit offer up prototype releases quite openly, is it a similar situation to an actual rom? I know the guys who release them have usually paid quite a tidy sum for them (depending on the rarity etc) but do they also get permission to set them free in the wild so to speak. I know when it comes to unpublished games betas publishers rarely care (or are rarely still going) but what about prototypes for games that were released? It's the release of a GBA Turok proto that's got me curious. It's nothing like the released version being a cut down version of the N64 verson and still in 3D but doesn't the copyright still apply?