An emulator gets shut down

Emulators and Roms are always an interesting debate as to legality and using of them on devices. Nintendo struck a blow to one of the emulators for ios devices, GBA4ios. In a Tweet sent today by the creator:

Well it\’s official, @NintendoAmerica has sent a DMCA Notice requesting to be shut down.

— Riley Testut (@rileytestut) May 13, 2014

 Their website has been shut down at last look, and now it looks like you will have to buy a GBA and the games you like if you want to play on the go. While many fans of the emulator are upset about the shut down, at least Nintendo didn\’t try to take legal action beyond a DMCA Notice, such as suing the creator of the app like they could have done. Do you think Nintendo handled this well, or should they just let emulators run wild? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Shawn Long

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