Nintendo filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LoveROM and LoveRETRO, which are major online sources for ROMs of games for classic Nintendo consoles such as NES and SNES. The lawsuit is based on Nintendo's attempt to stem Nintendo Switch piracy. ( Nintendo )
Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against LoveROMS and LoveRETRO, one of the most popular sites for hosting ROM's old Nintendo console games, in a move that is escalating its fight against piracy. [1
Nintendo piracy lawsuit against LoveROMs, LoveRETRO
Nintendo has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the alleged owner of LoveROMS and LoveRETRO. which are among the most notorious pirated websites. The lawsuit also includes the use of other trademarked objects on the sites, such as the Nintendo logos.
Web sites are major online sources for ROMs, which are read only storage files that serve as copies of games from cassettes and CDs. They are used with an emulator and allow people to play games without owning them.
Video game companies do not benefit from these pirated games, and Nintendo apparently has had enough with LoveROMs and LoveRETRO. The two sites host ROMs of games for classic Nintendo consoles such as NES and SNES, both in the form of NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition.
Nintendo's lawsuit claims that LoveROMS and LoveRETRO are owned by the same person, Jacob Mathias, and his Arizona-based company, Mathias Designs LLC. Nintendo is looking for $ 150,000 per game and up to $ 2 million for every trademark infringement. Overall, Nintendo can be awarded up to $ 100 million in damages.
LoveRETRO has been closed and there is no news as to whether it will return. "LoveROMs" is still running, but there are no Nintendo games on the site anymore.
Nintendo Switch Piracy
The Nintendo ROM lawsuit follows Nintendo's actions against Nintendo Switch piracy.
Hackers were recently able to run Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance emulators on the Nintendo Switch. However, the emergence of the hybrid hybrid homebrew community runs the risk of cracking the path to piracy of Nintendo Switch pirates.
Nintendo has released new hardware-patched Nintendo Switch units to better protect them from hackers exploring the hybrid console's Nvidia Tegra X1 chips. The new batch of Nintendo Switch consoles is said to have upgraded security codes, but it remains to be seen if this will slow down the Nintendo Switch hacker scene.
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