Nintendo of America was awarded $ 2.1 million in damages after winning a proceeding against Rom Universe, a seller of pirated games. Nintendo originally filed a lawsuit in September 2019 seeking $ 15 million in damages. The proceeding was decided in favor of Nintendo, but the judge chose a lower amount: $ 2,115,000.
TorrentFreak first reports Nintendo won last week.
RomUniverse was originally run by Matthew Storman, who lives in California. He claimed in court that he did not upload the pirated game. However, Nintendo reported in its initial complaint that the site offered as much as $ 30 a year in membership.
By demonstrating that kind of benefit from Nintendo’s copyrighted work, the company won a $ 2.1 million ruling. According to Nintendo, the Rom Universe had a catalog of both old and new Nintendo games that had been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.
Nintendo has previously won similar proceedings in both the United States and the United States. British courtThis includes a $ 12.2 million settlement for ROM sellers. The company is well known for cracking down on companies that are aware that they have stolen intellectual property. Several proceedings are underway against the creators and resellers of the Nintendo Switch hack.
The proceedings are not limited to civil proceedings. In 2020, there will be two hack authors, including one named Gary Bowser. Arrested and prosecuted With 11 felony. Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Bowser this year for similar copyright infringement for creating and selling a switch hack. In one of its previous proceedings, Nintendo called this type of piracy a “serious and exacerbating international affair.”