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Nintendo Files lawsuit against LoveROMs and LoveRETRO



Nintendo continues its fight against online piracy and the company's intellectual property rights, and this time it is redirecting its Super Scope to the websites of LoveROM and LoveRETRO

The lawsuit published in The United States District Court for the District of Arizona, makes the undeniable claim that the sites are "built almost exclusively on the bold and massive violation of intellectual property rights of Nintendo."

The websites believed to be owned by Jacob Mathias through his company Mathias Designs are used by millions around the world to download video game ROMs for emulators.

Take a quick look at the homepage and you'll see that Pokémon Fire Red, Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon Black, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country and Mario Kart 64 are among the most popular games users download.

"The LoveROMs and LoveRETRO sites are among the most popular and notorious online hubs for pirated video games," writes Nintendo of America's Council.

"Through the LoveROMs and LoveRETRO websites, the defendants reproduce, distribute, publish and display a staggering number of unauthorized copies of Nintendo's video games without Nintendo's permission, including thousands of games developed for almost every video game system Nintendo has ever produced

In response, Nintendo seeks "damages, including consequential and consequential damages, at a level that must be proven at the trial." In addition, they are seeking legal damages of "up to $ 1

50,000 for infringement of each copyrighted Nintendo work and up to $ 2,000,000 for violation of any Nintendo brand."

Nintendo has also applied for the domains www.LoveROMS.com. www.LoveRETRO.co and www.Roms4Droid.com are transferred to them, as well as other compensation – such as covering their legal costs.


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