Rom hacks are released so people can play the game in their language.
Most people are not capable of removing and refitting the chip themselves.
I would just be doing the labour they cant do themselves.
3 hours labour (by your own post) means I would make less doing a repro cart than I would doing any other work I do.
Quite clearly its not something profitable and mean I can retire.
Hell, the links YOU posted even agree with me - people who cant do the work should be able to pay someone a reasonable price to do it for them.
However, selling repros at crazy prices - I agree with you completely.
Also, its EXACTLY like selling a linux CD. Programmers have been working on Linux for free for YEARS, yet selling a DVD and charging to cover your time is completely acceptable.
Like I said (if you bothered to read my posts) - I dont think repros are worth it, you can just buy a flash cart. However, some people want a cart to put on their shelve and if they could do it themselves, no one would have an issue with it. Because they cant do it and someone charges 1 hour labour + parts - its wrong?
Like I said, I already agree with overpriced rips offs - so try and keep things in context please.
Id also like to make it clear that I have have only ever done a couple of Star Fox 2 repros - so there is no translators copyrights issue with anything I have done anyway.
not only that, not all translations have the kind of restrictions that you posted a link to.