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Posted by ZM90 in General Discussion
Sun Jul 03rd 2011, 05:10 PM
My friends at DU this copyright bill must be stopped. Tell your representatives not to vote for this piece of shit. Article here. http://www.joystiq.com/2011/07/02/lets-pla...
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Posted by ZM90 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Oct 04th 2010, 08:01 PM
Listen everyone. I used to be part of the Zelda hacking community,I used to be the leader of Team Beta Triforce. I know how difficult it is to lead,and how much more difficult it must be for President Obama than it was for me. When you are a leader one big question you have to ask is "Who will betray me next?". I know for a fact I had to ask that question a lot. When I was leader we had this thing called "Secondary Leader" which was basically second in command kinda like VP Joe Biden. I had went through 3 "Secondary Leaders" before I found the right one. I had decisions like "Do I kick this person off or let them stay?" or "What do we focus on first?" Needless to say Team Beta Triforce eventually died off and I quietly left the Zelda hacking community. It was one of the best times of my life yet one of the worst as well. I had experienced everything from power,to the danger of the greed it brings,to what it's like to have so much loyalty,to betrayal,to even love believe it or not. I went from a bad leader to a very good one in the end but,lost it all in the end due to reasons which I will not state but,I grew a lot from it.

Now on the subject of President Obama. I want all of you to imagine the decisions facing him everyday. He most likely asks himself questions like "What do I focus on first?" "Should this person stay or go?","Should I compromise or not?",ect. All of those decisions and more this president faces almost every single day. My question to some people who are disheartened that our whole progressive agenda isn't fulfilled is what happens once you completely give up on President Obama? I believe that may cause the progressive agenda to go unfulfilled just like it caused the Ocarina of Time Beta Restoration Project to go unfinished when TBT members abandoned me during the toughest times. Make no mistake these are some tough times and it makes the decisions that much tougher. When you think of your disappointment please remember we live in some of the toughest times in our nation's history,and it isn't easy being a leader if you put yourself in the president's shoes I'm sure you wouldn't find it easy either and I am sure at times Obama finds it discouraging.

On a side note since I did dabble in a legal grey area with ROM hacking I did delete all my Ocarina of Time ROMs and yes I do own Ocarina of Time legally. As for the subject of ROMs I think they should be able to be used fairly for hackers without hurting companies and I believe video game prototypes need to be preserved and protected. Here's my idea of a law for that and if you want to debate ROMs and fair use of them I would be more than happy to. Anyway here's my idea.

*Video Game companies which do business in the United States and/or US territories must put ROMs of their games for download on their site.
*The individual who wishes to download the ROM must prove he or she owns a legal copy of the game (note this does not apply to prototypes).
*If a video game is 10 years old or more a video game company doing business in the United States or other US territories must release the prototypes in ROM form which is be availible for people to download for up to $20 per prototype off of the company's official site.
*All sites which distribute ROMs that are not official video game company sites must be shut down immediently.
*A fine of $2000.00 and a possible 5 years in prison is given to anyone who distributes ROMs without being a member of said company who owns the game or without the company's permission.

Anyway please don't hate me for having been a member of the Zelda hacking community or thinking ROMs should have fair use,ect. Also please be civil in the discussion of any of these things. Thanks. ~ZM90
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