Nintendo sues ROM-sharing website for at least $2 million

The firm is suing RomUniverse, a subscription-based service which affords limitless downloads of recent and outdated video games for $30 per yr, as reported by Polygon.

In its submitting in opposition to the positioning’s proprietor Matthew Storman, Nintendo says is “built largely on brazen and mass scale infringement of Nintendo’s intellectual property rights” and that by the positioning “hundreds of thousands of copies of Nintendo games have been illegally downloaded”.

Nintendo is in search of as much as $150,000 for every copyrighted work that the positioning shared, plus as much as a complete of $2 million for infringing on its trademark. That’s as a result of the video games shared by RomUniverse embrace copies of Nintendo’s trademark, making sharing them an infringement of trademark legal guidelines in addition to copyright infringement.

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