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428 bytes added, 18:48, 30 November 2011
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: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)
::Individual Pokémon ''names'' are trademarked, as is the word "Pokémon". If the bootlegs are Pokémon games, or even contain Pokémon, they contain trademarked materials and thus are not legal unless the creator has permisson from the trademark holder. <span class="sc">[[User:Werdnae|<span style="color:#2D4B98;">Werdnae</span>]]</span> <small>[[User talk:Werdnae|<span style="color:#009000;">(talk)</span>]]</small> 06:31, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
:::You have a point. But, doesn't that make it still legal if none of that is mentioned?[[Ash Ketchum|<span style="color:#FF0000;">Red</span>]] [[User Contrubutions:Quadzar|<span style="color:#00FF00;">is</span>]] [[User Talk:Quadzar|<span style="color:#0000FF;">not</span>]] [[Ash Ketchum|<span style="color:#8F8F8F;">Ash.</span>]] [[User:Quadzar|<span style="color:#000000;">(Quadzar)</span>]] 18:48, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
 
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