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Virtual Legality Episode 272

Gigaleak! What Nintendo's Huge Breach Could Mean for Gaming

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Nintendo certainly keeps a clean digital house, as apparent hackers discovered and revealed to the world in this past weekend's "gigaleak".

But while seeing early stage prototypes (and source code!) for Super Mario, Yoshi's Island, Pokemon, Star Fox, Zelda, and more can be cool for industry fans and preservationists alike, the leak itself raises questions about law, IP theft, copyright infringement, and the state of gaming that are well worth a deeper dive.

We hate leaking, but we love to talk about the leaks...in Virtual Legality.

#Nintendo #Gigaleak #Games


Discussed in this episode:

"[Virtual Legality] inbound?"
Tweet - July 26, 2020 - S-1 (@Somebodyfoil)
https://twitter.com/Somebodyfoil/status/1287412521389961218

"Alleged Nintendo "gigaleak" reveals eye-opening prototypes for Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart, Star Fox 2 and more"
EuroGamer - July 25, 2020 - Wesley Yin-Poole
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-07-25-alleged-nintendo-gigaleak-reveals-eye-opening-prototypes-for-yoshis-island-super-mario-kart-star-fox-2-and-more

"UPDATE: Super Mario 64 and OoT Source Leaked, Massive Nintendo Data Leak...Source Code to Yoshi's Island, A Link to the Past, F-Zero and more"
ResetERA Thread - July 24, 2020
https://www.resetera.com/threads/update-super-mario-64-and-oot-source-leaked-massive-nintendo-data-leak-source-code-to-yoshis-island-a-link-to-the-past-f-zero-and-more.254724/

"Last of Us Leak Legalities"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-ULKii2yP9AY-Emo1_G8xN

"I’ve been thinking about what to say about the public posting of proprietary intellectual property."
Tweet - July 26, 2020 Cheesemeister (@Cheesemeister3k)
https://twitter.com/Cheesemeister3k/status/1287340177107509249

"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106

"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107

"Lawsuit! Are Digital Libraries Actually Copyright Pirates? (VL239)"
YouTube Video - June 3, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/X9P_0bYcmi8

"Square Enix Committed To Making Its Complete Library Available Digitally"
Game Informer - June 12, 2019 - Kimberley Wallace
https://www.gameinformer.com/e3-2019/2019/06/12/square-enix-committed-to-making-its-complete-library-available-digitally

"Virtual Legality #53 - No, "Games as a Service" Isn't Fraud: A Response to Accursed Farms (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - May 1, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/yndkAmqjs0o

"Virtual Legality - "Games as a Service" and Fraud: A Conversation with Ross Scott (Accursed Farms)"
YouTube Video - May 3, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/yt2ar78R28o


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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