Nintendo sued for $12 million from the couples for the distribution of pirated games

Perhaps, as the Japanese company tries to intimidate other site owners with Roma.

Perhaps, as the Japanese company tries to intimidate other site owners with Roma.

In late July, Nintendo sued the owners of the sites LoveROMs and LoveRETRO that distributed pirated copies of classic games company. According to TorrenFreak, the case ended in favor of the “big N”, which now requires a $12 million compensation.
What is known

The site owners were Jacob and Christian Mathias, who registered the sites on your own company Mathias Designs. In July, Nintendo has paid attention to resources, filed a lawsuit in Federal court. Matias responded by closing the sites, but the legal machine has started.

The case ended in favor of Nintendo, which requires violators $12 million. It is unlikely that a young couple can find the money, but, perhaps, as the Japanese company tries to intimidate other owners of sites with pirated games. Nintendo initially demanded $150 thousand for each Sparacino the game and $2 million for each trademark. In this case, the amount of the fine would be calculated in billions.

Yet Jacob and Christian closed the sites, leaving a message with an apology to Nintendo. The parties also agreed that the couple will end their activities and give the “big N” pirated copies of games and emulators of consoles.
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