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Nintendo filed lawsuit against ROM site offering nearly 300,000 switch downloads



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Nintendo's crackdown on piracy continues, with its US branch filing a lawsuit against the owner of a website called RomUniverse on September 10. The pirated games on this site allegedly show "counterfeit copies of Nintendo's trademarks" and allegedly infringe the copyright of the real works.

According to Polygon, the site offers membership priced at $ 30 per year, which allows users to download an "unlimited number" of ROMS at higher rates than non-members. Nintendo says this particular ROM site is one of the "most visited" and "notorious" sites online ̵

1; and offers close to 300,000 Switch downloads and "more than 500,000" 3DS downloads. The company is now seeking $ 150,000 in damages for each copyright infringement and "up to" $ 2 million for each trademark infringement.

This follows yesterday's news of the UK's highest court utilizing a ban to block access to websites that help visitors pirate games.


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