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icedragn

I have a few questions regarding website contetn and i cant post in the hosted members section because my group hasnt been changed, but ne ways. My questions is about what content i can use, Sy for examply Diablo 2 or Half-Life. I know they are "hacks" but they dont steal software or crack it, i wanted to know if i can post things like Maphacks and plugins for d2loader and such like Zoid Pickit, are these prohibited? If so i wont post them, otherwise with an admin or mod's ok i will go ahead and build my d2files section.


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icedragn

Well it isnt ILLEGAL per say, but it does break the TOS of the games by using it, altho everyone uses them anyways. They arent illegal tho so, yes?


synapticflame

If it breaks the TOS of the game, then it's illegal. The TOS is a legally binding contract between you and the company that made the game.I know that some websites get around this by offering their resource on an honor system... i.e. ROM sites have a disclaimer saying that you may only download a ROM if you own the original game cartridge. That way, if there is something illegal about someone downloading a ROM, the site is protected, since the person using the site agreed to the site's terms.This, in my opinion, is still immoral, if not outright illegal, since the owner of the site is aware that his/her visitors don't generally own the original game.Overall verdict... no.


icedragn

If it breaks the TOS of the game, then it's illegal. The TOS is a legally binding contract between you and the company that made the game.

I know that some websites get around this by offering their resource on an honor system... i.e. ROM sites have a disclaimer saying that you may only download a ROM if you own the original game cartridge. That way, if there is something illegal about someone downloading a ROM, the site is protected, since the person using the site agreed to the site's terms.

This, in my opinion, is still immoral, if not outright illegal, since the owner of the site is aware that his/her visitors don't generally own the original game.

Overall verdict... no.

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Roms are no comparison, and hacks arent illegal, and they call them hacks cause they arent exactlc cheat codes... Are gamesharks ilegal? no they arent, and thats manipulating the game the way its not supposed to be, and the TOS of a game is NOT legally binding :| One of the biggest sites http://www.blizzhackers.com/ should have been shutdown long ago if it was "illegal" cause they have no TOS you need to agree to before posting (that has anythng to do with blizz or nuttin) so any blizz worker can going, see their files, and according to you, sue them since they are illegal.