In general, reverse engineering source code from a compiled binary is less straightforwardly illegal than simply cracking a game DRM for piracy purposes , for instance. As the EFF explains , US case law includes certain fair use exceptions that can allow for this kind of decompilation work for research or interoperability purposes. In the specific case of Grand Theft Auto , though, the game End User License Agreement specifically asks players to agree not to reverse engineer, decompile,...

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