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EV News - February 2, '99 by JoseQ
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.
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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