Would you consider this to be piracy?

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  1. Furrymatt
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    Lets say I have a 3ds game card and downloaded a cia of the same game to use without having to use my cart. I mean its the same game but ones a retail copy and ones a eshop copy. Are they still considered the same?
     
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    Does eshop version exist? If so then yes it is piracy.
    If not, then probably not.

    Also did you say downloaded? You cannot do that. You need to dump it and convert it to cia yourself.
     
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    If you wanna play pseudo backup you need to back it up yourself ! Then yes it is piracy. It is also piracy because you use unautorized code on the console.

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    Yes, that's considered piracy.
    The only case where playing a ROM dump isn't considered is if you dump it and keep the backup to yourself. In all other cases it's considered piracy.
    However, while it's technically piracy it's at least ethical.
     
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    So I could backup my irl friends game and play it, or is that frowned upon? I think that actually goes into the piracy side right? I mean Its the same concept as if you went to gamestop bought a game dumped it and took it back.
     
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    Yeah yeah.

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    The last one is also piracy. Backing up games is illegal in any way.

    The question, how much do you care? Want to be sure you're on the right side of the law: don't mess around with any form of backups.
    If that is not your problem, you should just look at yourself and judge for yourself what your personal moral code is on this matter. Who gives a rats ass what people on the internet think?
     
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    He is probably aiming at starting a flame war as his post count and avatar suggests.

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    A backup isn't piracy. As long as it's your own from your owned physical cart. Don't let the technicalities fool you..
     
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    Guys, I didnt want to start anything, was simply asking questions. I see now how no matter how I question it people will always have differences and its everyones opinions. I understand what you mean btw about the morality of it all :) I had a friend in HS who got caught downloading music from limewire and had to pay a TON of fines but that was along time ago anyways. Thats always been my cue to be careful about my choices of piracy :P
     
  11. Joe88

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    creating an unauthorized backup (does not matter if you own the game, you dumped it yourself from your own cart, downloaded it from the internet) is piracy