November 13, 2018 Technology 4 Views Earlier this year in July, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against two ROM and emulator…
Earlier this year in July, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against two ROM and emulator sites at the United States Arizona for trademark and copyright infringement. The latest developments are the owners and operators of these current websites – a married couple – have agreed on an agreement that exceeds $ 12 million in favor of Nintendo.
In August, it was revealed that both parties would avoid lengthy court proceedings ̵
1; with the consent of them and permanent ban now resolve all outstanding disputes. The owners of the sites acknowledge their involvement were both direct and indirect copyright and trademark infringement, resulting in irreparable damage to the Japanese video game company. Below is the unsigned judgment:
The person is hereby assigned to all respondents, jointly and severally, for an amount of $ 12,230,000.
As noted by TorrentFreak, this high sum is likely intended to act as deterrent to any other ROM and emulator website operators. It is unlikely that the couple has this sum of money and probably a jury would not have reached the same figure. If that is the case, it would not be the first time a court judgment has been more than two parties agreed on privately.
The permanent ban in the conciliation prevents the couple from infringing Nintendo’s copyright in the future and requires them to hand over both website domains and all the games and emulators they hold.