> It's pretty simple stuff. We've never seen anyone sued over a dump of a prototype and > you could trace who dumped the hundreds in mame. Not even a single C&D letter. Anyone > who really believes that Atari and the (the goddamn IRS lol) would want to sue > specifically just over a 30 year old shit video game prototype that wasn't burned is > retarded. If you believe it we'll get you in the special olympics for programmers.
Given some of the contacts you have, and the stories they've told I'm actually kinda surprised you're saying this, unless they haven't actually told you the same stories.
Although no, in general, I don't think anybody has ever been sued for dumping a rom. There have however been some very stern warnings about not releasing them to say the least, so the potential is there.