one more than Nintendo. Today it is almost impossible to play the titles of the past on the NES and SNES without a good emulator. A boy today would have to spend a few hundred dollars to get the original console and video games of his choice to revive Nintendo’s golden catalog. Access is restricted, and the Japanese company makes it more difficult.
This is how the Dolphin software, a console game emulator Game Cube and Wii from Nintendo, stopped its release on the Steam virtual store after a lawyer for Nintendo Nintendo of America asked Valve to block the release of Dolphin under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Dolphin was communicated by Valve about the position of Nintendoso they abandoned any intention. “Valve ultimately manages the store and they can set whatever conditions they want for the software to appear in it. But given Nintendo’s longstanding stance on emulation, we believe that Valve’s requirement for us to get Nintendo’s approval for a release of Steam it is impossible”the Dolphin team said in a statement.
How to install Dolphin Emulator
Emulators are considered legal in many countries; the problem is the development of the ROMs, that is, the system and images of the emulated games, which do contain copyrighted data. In the specific case of Dolphin, the software includes the “Wii Common Key”, a cryptographic key used by the Nintendo Wii to decrypt games.
“Nintendo is committed to protecting the hard work and creativity of game developers and engineers. This emulator illegally circumvents Nintendo’s protection measures and runs illegal copies of games.”said a Nintendo spokesperson. “Using illegal emulators or illegal copies of games hurts development and ultimately stifles innovation. Nintendo respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and, in turn, expects others to do the same.”
Dolphin has practically no chance to reverse the situation, so Nintendo wins the battle against Internet piracy again.
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