I'm not too clear on the legality of ROMs in general as it seems some say they're always illegal, while others say it's okay if you own a physical copy of the game, so if someone could clear that up then that would be great, and possibly answer my question before I've even asked it, but anyway...
If I own a game compilation, or own a game on the Virtual Console or XBLA, is it legal for me to download and play a ROM of each individual game? For the most part it seems compilations just contain a ROM and emulator on the disc so it would make sense in that way, though how can you be sure that it's not actually a port?
I'm only asking because I plan on making a small computer one of these days to hook up to my TV with all of my retro games on it and I'm not sure whether it's okay for me to include stuff from the Mega Man Anniversary Collection, or all the games I've downloaded on my Wii.
Maybe to you guys this kind of stuff is irrelevant but I, as an upstanding Canadian citizen, like to purchase my games. And that sounded mean and I'm sorry.