Hoping that you will not get bad ideas while reading the title of the article, today we are obviously talking about video games. The Japanese giant Nintendo just won a lawsuit against Romuniverse, a platform that offered thousands of roms (complete digital copies of games) after a long legal battle.
While that probably won't pay off the financial loss, video game giant Nintendo has just scored a victory against piracy. Indeed, at the end of 2019, the Japanese company filed a lawsuit against the American site. RomUniverse, specializing in Roma sharing.
After more than a year of legal battle, justice has finally ruled in favor of Nintendo, by condemning the owner of the site Matthew storman to pay more than $ 2,1 million in damages to the company for copyright infringement and unfair competition.
Thanks to compatible emulation software, a rom downloaded from the internet can allow you to launch a game (this exists for most retro consoles). But in the story, there is a legal vagueness! Indeed, if you have the original copy in cartridge or DVD you theoretically have the right to own and use the corresponding rom. Difficult to verify is not it?
In the end, Nintendo was right in court. While the Japanese company claimed $ 15 million in damages, the court ruled that $ 2,1 million would be enough to make up for its loss of revenue, while dissuading Matthew Storman from reoffending.