Nintendo asks Korea to probe websites

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Sep 18, 2007
  1. scrawl
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    Nintendo on Monday in a rare move demanded South Korean prosecutors investigate domestic websites that have uploaded illegal copies of the company’s games.

    Nintendo’s Korean unit filed the complaint on Monday with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, accusing some internet users of uploading pirated copies of its DS game titles, and web operators of tolerating such copies.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/abc71fac-650f-11...0b5df10621.html
     


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    uh oh!!!
     
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    Oh yeah korea rocks
     
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    What makes you lauging about this ? This isn't good for our site... (yeah, we don't upload them, but we list them)
     
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    What, like all 5 that have been dumped?

    edit: I mean, for all 5 Korean games that have been dumped.
     
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    This is exactly why nothing will happen to this site. No need to worry.
     
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    yep its not against the law to talk about roms or "list" them. So nothing would happen to gbatemp.
     
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    No but mentioning you downloaded a rom regardless of where the download links are located is piracy.

    Who's to say this site isn't monitored. It's especially obvious when someone says "This isn't a bad game, I might even buy the real one"......
     
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    the thing is that korean people don't buy it. american people buy enough so nintendo still makes profit (i guess, but I think they sell morre than lose money to pirates); korea isn't america. and tehy won't buy shit so they lose lots of money. that's why japan stopped releasing hgames.

    but lots of laws are being laid now, so...it's obvious that nintendo would've taken this step.
     
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    "all 5 of them" ... and how many hours between them?
    Sure South Korean copyright/censorship law is not quite as draconian as some of China and North Korea ( http://www.rfa.org/english/korean/2007/07/17/korea_wave/ ) but some laws (as well as trade pressure: in many regards it is almost an overnight thing as far as the economy is concerned) there can make it a bit easier than the US, Europe and the other traditional markets (yeah you read correctly).

    "mentioning you downloaded a rom regardless of where the download links are located is piracy"
    It may get a bit more complex if the EULA is involved but I would argue against that with regard to fair use.
    Also if that is also the case, I murdered 400 people last night...... wonder how long murderer groupies take to appear.

    ""This isn't a bad game, I might even buy the real one""
    This last DVD rental was not bad either, I might go and buy myself a copy.

    "Who's to say this site isn't monitored"
    Given this perhaps is the largest gba/ds (although I suppose that is now Nintendo) "piracy" dedicated site (I reckon DCemu and maxconsole are bigger but they also do the other consoles to a far greater extent than is done here) I should find it very hard to believe it is not monitored to some degree.
     
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    I'm monitoring it right now.
     
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    Well, Nintendo Korea is taking legal actions against uploading / sharing of ALL REGION ROMS.
    That means some poor Korean dude who uploaded a French ROM can pay some enormous fine.
     
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    Well this isn't going to be good. I wonder how the Koreans who uses ROMs are taking this?
     
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    Probably not that bad . South Korea internet law might seem like Draconian laws but they are only bad for those who share stuff . [​IMG]
     
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    a rare move indeed, yet delightfuly cumbersome [​IMG]
     
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