USS Triumphant wrote:
They actually say there's no law against it and then Riker says "there ought to be."
Troi or Geordie says that it's unusual to recreate people from your life. But I'm not sure why that would be the case.
Maybe it's against the "Guidelines For Holodeck Use" pamphlet and most people obey that.
Perhaps it's not illegal. Perhaps it's just "frowned upon", morally. Kind of like over-eating?* We all know it happens, some of us may even be guilty of doing it, but we're not supposed to.
* I had to think really hard for a real life example of something that wasn't illegal but was "frowned upon"! I hope you catch my drift.