> So the Mame Devs are interested in ripping machines that may not be arcade machines, > or arcade machines that might be still sold and relevantly new on a legacy platform.
Apparently you're unfamiliar (System16.com can educate you), but a majority of arcade games made since about 1997 are on commodity console or PC hardware. That doesn't make them not arcade games. Furthermore, this game was sold to arcade operators just like any other game. So it's fair game for MAME.
If the company wishes to protect a console version, they can contact us just as Cave and Arika have in the past. (In Arika's case, they made more copies of the game than Xbox 360s have ever sold in Japan, with predictable 2600 ET-like results, but MAMEdev did remove the games as we were asked).