Just like before, I'm asking for a serious conversation in the realm of legality surrounding the current "PS3 War" going on. Before It was more so on the aspect of Sony's case, but now I feel like dumbin it down a little to more so something alot of us homebrewers do and use and it'll reflect the word "Pirate"
Background: Recently reading through twitter (i only follow a select few in the PS3 scene, don't really know many devs i like to follow on daily basis) but KaKaRoTo made reference to some "hate" mail he recieved and then stated how people confuse the term Pirate, with hacker, cracker, etc. Well just a minute ago, reading the update about the expansion of Sony's case, I read more people talking about how much they like their CFW and linux supports and one similarity I find is with ROMs and Emulators.
As most roms that people get are the old school games, most will think that okay they're old, no one cares. Fact remains, they are still copyrighted material and most are not yet considered "abandonware" or released to Public Domain. Then you move up with the roms, roms can either be your old Atari, or the Gameboy (Color, DS). They even have PS1-2 emulators for Computers. So if copying, downloading, and installing Xbox/PS3 games is considered Piracy by the scene and the rest of the world, what do we call Roms? Are Roms legal in your eyes and to what extent?
Again, my agenda is to hold a more so intellectual conversation, looking to sprout great opinions and unbeatable facts. Please dont spam with any BS comments and we all know BS comments.