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657 bytes added, 05:44, 30 November 2011
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Hacked games are not necessarily games that are based on main series games. 'Hacked' is just a software term and has nothing to do with illegal measures. Some so-called hacked games are IPS patches for main series ROMs and if these ROMs are illegal then playing a patched version of the ROM will also be illegal. However a game that was hacked together by someone that isn't a patch for a different ROM is not necessarily illegal. Always remember that in many countries possession/receipt of stolen property/goods is a crime, though. [[User:BobzBlobz|BobzBlobz]] 11:21, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
:Actually, the patch files are legal, as they don't contain copyrighted materials. However, it is illegal to use the patch file, as you need a ROM to do so, and a ROM is illegal as it violates copyright. The ROM download is illegal because it contains the copyrighted data from the original game. However, this is only true of hacks, and not of bootlegs, which are completely legal as far as I know. [[User:Quadzar|<span style="color:#FF0000;">Red</span> <span style="color:#00FF00;">is</span> <span style="color:#0000FF;">not</span> <span style="color:#8F8F8F;">Ash.</span> <span style="color:#000000;">(Quadzar)</span>]] 05:44, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
 
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