Nintendo Wins Copyright Case Against Canadian Flashcart Retailers

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Tom Bombadildo, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Tom Bombadildo
    OP

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,813
    10,928
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    gocyber.png

    Canadian Tempers beware, it looks flashcarts sold from your country are going to be a lot harder to find. Nintendo has just won a recent copyright right case against Go Cyber Shopping Ltd, a Flashcart retailer that's based in Canada.

    So what does this mean, exactly? Flashcart retailers from Canada will likely shut down, meaning finding flashcarts that ship from the Canadian region is going to be a lot more difficult, if possible at all.

    :arrow:Source

    Thanks @Qtis for the tip!
     
    Last edited by Tom Bombadildo, Mar 8, 2017 - Reason: STROKING QTIS'S EGO
  2. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Member
    3,797
    1,296
    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Still possible to order online, but seems like Canada is not the country to use as a gateway to hacking.
     
  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ You get a hat, and YOU get a hat!

    Supervisor
    GBAtemp Patron
    BORTZ is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,722
    14,746
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Luckily CFW seems to be the way to go anymore. Unless you need a DS cart or something retro.
     
  4. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Member
    6,389
    861
    May 15, 2008
    Does this only affect the sale of 3DS flashcarts, or all kinds of game copiers or mod-chips for sale in Canada?
    If it's only the former it's a bit of a shallow victory, seeing as Gateway and Sky3DS have stopped being relevant for a long time now.
     
  5. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein More coffee, please!

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    sarkwalvein is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,226
    5,570
    Jun 29, 2007
    Germany
    Niedersachsen
    Don't worry.
    Thanks to Nintendo's marvellous work on security during the late years, flashcards are everyday less of a necessity.
     
  6. Luckkill4u

    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Member
    1,001
    530
    Jul 13, 2008
    Canada
    Insomnia
    Can't say I've ever heard of that company before. I think there are too many different ways for people to get flashcarts for Nintendo to make a difference in this country.
     
  7. Vorde

    Vorde Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    82
    34
    Jul 8, 2015
    Canada
    Wow, yet another great console parts resource gone. Thanks Nintendo! You're so amazing! -_-'
     
  8. Arck

    Arck GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    789
    388
    Mar 13, 2016
    if they really want to do a real action against 3ds piracy, they'll need to attack free cfw.
    Because flashcard, lol
     
    Vorde likes this.
  9. Vorde

    Vorde Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    82
    34
    Jul 8, 2015
    Canada
    Yeah but then Nintendo would actually have to try and give effort. Easier just to get their legal department to do stuff instead of the programmers :P
     
  10. Arck

    Arck GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    789
    388
    Mar 13, 2016
    I think it would worth it for them.
     
  11. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Moon furries | Official follower of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    2,195
    2,095
    Dec 30, 2013
    Canada
    Between three furries women
    its not a problem for me, I've got all i need already...
    unless they release a switch flashcart
     
    NutymcNuty and B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N like this.
  12. HaloEliteLegend

    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

    Member
    1,036
    1,382
    Oct 17, 2015
    United States
    Seattle, WA
    I've always typically ordered from overseas, usually in China somewhere. That's where I get my spare parts and flashcarts. Canada always seemed a little too close to home to be buying equipment from. Nonetheless, not going to blame Nintendo. They're protecting their products and are well within their rights to do so. All of us here can't really complain. These things happen.
     
  13. Vorde

    Vorde Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    82
    34
    Jul 8, 2015
    Canada
    That's true, but there's a difference between asking a company to stop supporting Flash Carts for their devices, and suing them into an oblivion and taking down another place for people to buy parts for consoles and replacements etc.
     
    HaloEliteLegend likes this.
  14. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Member
    4,947
    2,071
    Aug 29, 2010
    Canada
    Somewhere in this Earth
    Yup. Checked Modchip central, they have completely removed flashcarts from their product listing.
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    16,387
    3,982
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    OH SNAP
     
    B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N likes this.
  16. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    621
    246
    Jun 17, 2010
    Canada
    Ironic, for a site called modchip central, to stop selling flashcarts. Anyway, no one needs them on 3DS now, obviously. When the inevitable Switch flashcart comes out, I guess importing from China will be the only way to go.
     
  17. Xanthe

    Xanthe Sith

    Member
    845
    589
    Dec 23, 2015
    United States
    From the Canadian what...?
     
  18. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    22,473
    10,805
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    This is why CFW is superior in many other ways.
     
    Darkyose likes this.
  19. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Member
    3,386
    1,624
    Feb 13, 2015
    Italy
    Imola
    Exactly what happened to a lot of sellers here, so now you have sites like "R4iTalia" peddling iPhone touch screen replacements :D
    And of course there still are businesses (more or less legally registered) that sell flashcards - although 99% of the time they only have r4isdhc.com dual core or other junk
     
  20. retrofan_k

    retrofan_k GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,818
    1,114
    May 31, 2013
    Belarus
    Caves
    Always took the risk and ordered from China for my illegal legal shit.
     
    death360 and Ryccardo like this.