With all these things happenings in the last few
days, I have forgotten I used to post Miscelaneous news
every once in a while. First thing I've noticed is a lot
of writings and reactions coming up about Emulation
Legality, and different points of views from various
personalities of the scene. First one I saw, thanks to
Emu News was a writing by Rich Lawrence,
author of Atari800Win which obviously emulates an Atari 800
computer. He has written a very interesting article, references included, on Legalities of Emulation. In it he covers
all the aspects of emulation, from writing one, to using
one. Very interesting read.
|EV News - February 2, '99 by JoseQ
Another article published at VideoGames.Com, which
I found thanks to Retrogames has Riley Russell, one of Sony's legal counsel, talking about the
very important Sony vs. Connectix case which might be the
first case to set the tone on the legality of emulators
in general. In it he mentiones how Sony will "take action
against anyone who releases an emulator for profit". Also
very interesting read.
Finally, the scene has been in major spotlights lately
as Wired Magazine did
an article on the UltraHLE scandal, including quotes
from Emulators Unlimited's ManBeast. Other popular computer gaming
site published an article very quick after the release. IGN.COM published
this article in which they quote the UltraHLE authors and
their stand against piracy and ending the project.
It is indeed a very interesting time we are living in,
probably a time when emulation will finally start facing the
law, and getting a true definition of where it's supposed
to be and stay. Only time will tell what the gaming world
holds for us. Thanks for reading!
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