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« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2011, 11:26:54 AM »

thanks joe:D
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« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2011, 01:47:51 PM »

Added rule #12:
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The sale of pirated goods (copied games, copiers, modchips, etc) for modern consoles is prohibited.  "Modern", in this case, refers to consoles/games for which game companies may be actively seeking to stop piracy.  This includes current-gen consoles, and possibly the previous generation or two, depending on the company/console and type of goods being sold.  Due to the subjectivity of this definition, no penalties will be given for violating this rule; only thread lock/deletion.  Discussion of piracy-related goods and techniques of any type-- modern consoles included -- is acceptable, but do remember rule #9.

Basically, we don't want the site to get hit with a DMCA shutdown notice or similar overreaching IP-protection action.  If you're not sure if an item can be sold, either ask the mods or post it for sale and see what happens.
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« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2011, 11:45:32 PM »

Does this mean FW officially frowns upon modern-pirate talk? I know on some forums they'll nearly lynch you for mentioning it.
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« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2011, 11:50:17 PM »

No. Please read the rule carefully.
You can talk all you want, but not sell any pirated items for modern consoles.
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« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2011, 12:20:12 AM »

Just wondering. I thought it was implied.
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« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2011, 12:38:28 AM »

I thought I was pretty explicit about that part of it:
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Discussion of piracy-related goods and techniques of any type-- modern consoles included -- is acceptable, but do remember rule #9.
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« Reply #96 on: November 16, 2011, 05:35:20 AM »

It's clear and understandable. I don't see any problem with the rule.
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« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2012, 03:55:02 AM »

Went thru whole tread, got officail position about ROM's, but didn't found clear position about GPL ROM's, homebrew ROM's and patches.
Notice: i do not talk about translations and hacks as they appeared as patched ROM's with original copyrights.
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« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2012, 12:03:19 PM »

Went thru whole tread, got officail position about ROM's, but didn't found clear position about GPL ROM's, homebrew ROM's and patches.
Notice: i do not talk about translations and hacks as they appeared as patched ROM's with original copyrights.

The official policy is no ROMs of commercial games and no ROMs of pirate games.  We tend not to enforce the pirate ROMs rule, although if someone were to start a thread dedicated to linking up pirate ROMs, it would get deleted.

GPL ROMs are fine, since they're GPL.  Homebrew ROMs are fine as long as the author has provided the ROM.  For example, the Battle Kid demo ROM is fine, while the Battle Kid full version ROM is not.

ROM patches are fine (IPS, UPS, etc).  Patched ROMs are only okay if they meet the GPL or homebrew requirements mentioned above.
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« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2012, 12:29:04 PM »

Thanks for clarifying situation. Does it mean, that any demo ROM is ok?
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« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2012, 12:41:53 PM »

Demo ROMs should be fine, yeah.

The main reason for the rule is that we don't want to become known as a forum that is a source for ROMs.  That attracts lots of useless members who only beg for more ROMs.  In some cases, it may even anger IP holders.
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« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2012, 01:45:04 AM »

What is the official FW position for distributing translated games with original ROM's included? Thanks in advance
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« Reply #102 on: August 27, 2012, 01:51:04 AM »

That is not allowed.  IPS patches are okay, but pre-patched ROMs are not.

Unless you're talking about hardware?  If so, please elaborate.
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« Reply #103 on: August 29, 2012, 12:04:42 AM »

I am talking about hardware. Thing about ROM's pretty clear to me.
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« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2012, 12:22:15 AM »

If it's hardware (like a translated reproduction cart), then it's not that big of a deal.  Just keep it retro Cheesy
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