So, I’ve got a question people of the games section.
Some months ago, a friend of mine was interested building his own MAME cabinet. But he wanted it to be legal, for the most part. I always figured that as long as you owned a copy of the original game that owning the ROMs was completely legal. But according to him, that’s not the case. Apparently some companies (Nintendo included) say that owning a physical copy of the game doesn’t automatically entitle you to a digital copy. Even if ripped from your own personal cartridge/disc.
I searched google, and there doesn’t seem to be any definitive answer. So I turn to the pseudo intellectual and lawyer wannabes of moviecodec for your ever important input.