J0RdAnN wrote:Emulation is illegal
Emulation is absolutely not
illegal. When you fire up VC on your Wii or 3DS, play OoT on the GameCube, buy Sega Genesis games on Steam or use something like a Retrode
to play SNES games on your PC, the law is 100% on your side. Emulators themselves are perfectly legal.
Playing backup copies of ROMs, like in this case, is a bit of a grey area no matter how they're obtained largely because copyright holders have never brought a case to cort, which is honestly because there's a fair chance they'd lose such a case and make this kind of emulation entirely legal.
The only thing that's explicitly illegal is distributing ROMs if you're not the copyright holder.