As a shock to virtually nobody, Nintendo strikes again its been common knowledge that the word ROM is not to be spoken anywhere near anyone from Nintendo as they have gone full legal blitz on anything rom related, seems now an opensource project has opted to bail on continued development rather than face the wrath of Nintendo …
The one saving grave (as the original article points out) is most, if not all the code is opensource and publicly available so it is perfectly possible that someone else will pickup the code and run with it but for now its a case of what could have been for the Skyline emulator team.
XDA Development wrote
Emulating Nintendo Switch games requires two key components: the game itself and keys dumped from your console that can decrypt the game. Lockpick is a commonly used tool to dump keys from your own console that you own, but Nintendo sent a DMCA request to GitHub requesting the project be taken down. The company claimed that Lockpick “bypasses the Console TPMs to permit unauthorized access to, extraction of, and decryption of all the cryptographic keys, including product keys, contained in the Nintendo Switch.”
Because of the implications of this takedown request, the Skyline developers immediately ceased development. In a statement posted in the team’s Discord server on the 6th of May 2023, developer Mark said that “the risks associated with a potential legal case are too high for us to ignore, and we cannot continue knowing that we may be in violation of copyright law.” The team had fully believed that dumping keys from your own console was completely legal prior to the takedown notice.