Mame will continue to be free, to be the owner to convert the emulator. The problem may not be that someone can hack the game and set them free on the internet.
It is the philosophy of the emulation scene. If for example you pass the emulators have paid in smartphones made with other people's code.
I sincerely hope that this is only a big match of the day Halloween. And that for November the emulator MAME continue to do their work normally.
I pray for this storm is just passing through, this is the worst ever in the world. Still always looking for people behind the pocket of those who truly love MAME. As a fan 100% (since my childhood) I sincerely hope that MAME joys make a lot of fans in the future.
We have to fight for our civil rights.
Note: Very sorry for the bad English, i was using a translator by Portuguese to English.