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Nintendo “wins” £ 9.3m from ROM host sites for copyright infringement

7 million visitors each month and accused of being "among the most open and infamous online names for pirated video…

7 million visitors each month and accused of being “among the most open and infamous online names for pirated video games. ”

” The laws of LoveROM and LoveRETRO reproduce, convey, convey, publish and display an incredible number of unauthorized copies of Nintendo video games, all without Nintendo’s permission, “Nintendo’s trial is alleged.

“This includes thousands of games developed for almost any video game system that Nintendo has ever produced.”

After Nintendo’s legal threats, LoveROMS eliminated all Nintendo games from its website, while LoveRETRO was “effectively shut down.” [19659004] It was not enough for Ninty, but the owners of the marriage owners to the current places this week agreed to hand over $ 12m (£ 9.3m) to companies after acknowledging both direct and indirect copyright infringement.

“The subject is hereby awarded the verdict to all respondents, jointly and severally, with an amount of 12,230,000 USD”, the sentence is alright.

As noted by TorrentFreak it is unlikely that Nintendo will come after the full amount, and usually use the high number as deterrent to others, with a smaller settlement likely to be agreed privately.

The domain also prohibits the site owner from using, sharing or distributing Nintendo ROM or other material in the future and requires that they provide Nintendo with all games, game files and emulators in their possession, together with both domain names. μ

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