Today in wiz_chat, there was a fairly heated argument over people decompiling games. Well, I would like to input my view.
I do believe they are ok if you get permission from the creator, but don't just go take the source code to a game. I don't care if you just want to fix the bugs or whatever, you are stealing somone elses work. They put hours into those games alot of the times. If you want to update the game, ask the creator if you can have permission.
Now, some interesting points were raised in that chat room. I see why some people think it is ok. For example, if the creator of the game has left, they go ahead and try it. As long as they don't claim rights to that, I think it is ok. But then again, people were saying that they wouldn't want people to use any of their work even if they did leave. I can see why. I don't want to code an entire game (although I know I would fail at it and noone would want to steal the source) and then just have someone rip it from me...
Alright, I want to go outside so I won't type to much more. So just write down your opinions on this topic.