Questions regarding Roms and Emulation?

( asking this for educational purposes only no intention of downloading or illegally obtaining anything ) So what are the regulations and laws and punishments when it comes to individuals who download emulators which are legal but than download Roms from consoles such as gameboy gameboy advance even though they... show more ( asking this for educational purposes only no intention of downloading or illegally obtaining anything )
So what are the regulations and laws and punishments when it comes to individuals who download emulators which are legal but than download Roms from consoles such as gameboy gameboy advance even though they aren’t being produced any longer if I’m not mistaken Nintendo still makes a online shop where you can purchase them , what happens if someone downloads Roms would they ever be caught ? If so would they face prison time as I’ve read it’s punishable by up to 150,000$ and 6 years in prison , has anyone ever been arrested ?
Thanks to anyone who takes the time and consideration to answer these questions Im doing a presentation in class about modern day emulation and video gaming compared to digitally downloaded emulation
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