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Offline GhostShip

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Games Console Roms Sites Close In Nintendo Legal Threat
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:38:59 pm »
Just when folks settled back to play some of those old time retro games the hammer seems to have fallen  :o

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45169817

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EmuParadise, an 18-year-old website offering downloads of classic computer games, has voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals.

The two websites named in Nintendo's legal action, filed in Arizona, were LoveRetro and LoveRoms. All three offered a wide variety of old games in an unauthorised format.


I suppose it was always going to be a gamble to publicly share previously retailed game roms but it does seem a bit strange that they have waited so long to protect their trademark and intellectual property, it would be a defence in court to prove that Nintendo where aware of the infringement many years ago and took no action as that is a valid reason to strike down any such claim for damages.

Let us hope Nintendo resolve this by licencing the roms for a very small fee and thus all sides will have a reason to be happy, it does after all make sense to legitimize a market rather that ignore the demands of potential customers.

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Re: Games Console Roms Sites Close In Nintendo Legal Threat
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 07:55:57 am »
nintendo have what is called the virtual console.. from the wii on i think... you want to play an old game? sure but it costs and is bound to that machine.. not account.. machine... so if you have more than one nintendo product you want to play that game on you must buy the rom again..

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Re: Games Console Roms Sites Close In Nintendo Legal Threat
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 06:25:29 pm »
I can see why folks may be tempted to go to third party sites when the legitimate alternative is being relentlessly monopolised to extract revenue from what is a medium that has already paid for itself many times over, this begs the same old question that those in business will never answer, how much is enough when it comes to gathering revenue, 10 times initial investment ? 100 times, whats a fair balance that ordinary consumers can expect before a retired product is simply given away for goodwill purposes for free ?

We all support companies that do good things for their customers but when they are simply greedy beyond measure should we go to the other extreme ?

What price good will ?

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