In 1998, Connectix created an PS1 emulator (Virtual Game Station) for Mac software, capable of playing many of the system's games. This was done by reverse engineering the PS1's BIOS file. By 1999, Sony had won an injunction against the company, preventing the commercial sale of the VGS and further use of the BIOS code. However, the US Ninth Circuit courts unanimously overruled the decision, saying that the reverse engineering fell under fair use laws. With Connectix able to sell its product as a direct competitor to Playstation, Sony later settled out of court, buying the emulator's rights and burying it once and for all.
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