I live in Germany. I own a Wii Console and related hardware, as well as some games in the form of physical discs.

I would like to play those games (which I legally own on disk) on my PC using an emulator without downloading ROMs (game/disc images) from the internet (which is obviously illegal).

Is it possible to legally copy those discs to a PC for the purpose of playing the games in an emulator?

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    Questions like "What approach should I take?" are a big no-no on this site.
    – Greendrake
    Dec 23 '21 at 23:40
  • Oh sorry i copy pasted this from another stackexchange where i posted this and got redirected here which was about gaming and it was more referring to the best way to do this if it was legal. I will remove it. I edited it hope its fine now
    – rafe
    Dec 24 '21 at 10:25
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    I edited it further; hopefully this addresses the concerns about requesting legal advice.
    – Ryan M
    Dec 31 '21 at 10:29
  • I remember rumours about how you could watch movies online/play downloaded copies online if you legally purchased them (as in, what you bought is a license that allows you to legally watch/play it, along with a physical copy to do so). But that might just be a rumour.
    – Clockwork
    Dec 31 '21 at 12:33
  • I heard about that too but it seems to be that if you buy a DVD or CD or a game you own the DVD. Not the game or Video. So that would be illegal.
    – rafe
    Dec 31 '21 at 14:00

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