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    Nintendo isn't done trying to take legal action against those trying to let users hack their Nintendo Switch consoles. They've filed yet another lawsuit recently against defendant Le Hoang Minh, who has been accused of selling devices that allow for the "circumvention of a technological protection measure that controls access to a copyrighted work and trafficking in devices intended to circumvent technological protection measures". Minh has, according to the legal documents, previously sold "jailbreak device" RCM Loader through Amazon, to which Nintendo issued a DMCA notice. The seller then filed a counter claim against Nintendo, and continued selling the device. Now, Nintendo is looking to sue for damages--a whopping maximum of $2,500 per violation--and to prevent Minh from being able to sell such products ever again.

    Nintendo's lawyers claim that piracy has become a "serious, worsening international problem", to which the company has focused on taking action against, as seen in the numerous lawsuits and legal battles we've seen crop up in the past year. In May, Nintendo went after Tom Dilts Jr., owner of Uberchips, who was a reseller of SX OS and other Team Xecuter products. Team Xecuter themselves also ran into legal issues, with the FBI arresting two of their members last month.

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  3. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report
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    Well, in my opinion, Ninty isn't correct this time, since SX actually promoted piracy.. This just lets you modify your console, which doesn't mean piracy. They'll still probably win the case...
     
  4. dragonmaster

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    i want them to try this on european court ;)
    if they were ever serious they would not have released joycons with this drift problem
     
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  5. Dust2dust

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    This can still be bought easily on sites like aliexpress. I wonder why Nintendo goes to all that trouble for a simple reseller. If a user is savvy enough to use an RCM dongle, surely he would know how to use the equivalent app on his phone to do the same, or use TegraRCMgui on the PC. Plenty of ways to push a payload.
     
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    Next up Nintendo files lawsuit against paperclip and tinfoil manufacturers for allowing people to hack switch console.
     
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    I hope they don't win this case because if it is its a setback for the people that don't use it for piracy and a setback for homebrew as a whole, The way I see it if you own a system its yours to do with what you want, as for Piracy yes I can 100% see why they go after people for it and they should but the fact they are trying to turn the switch off for homebrew all together is a problem and the RCM loader does not let you steal games it lets you use homebrew, the only thing that lets you use the free games are the people that make the programs that let others do it and if its out there people will use it, they don't need to go after people that are selling rcm loaders or using homebrew they need to go after the people that make piracy possible.
     
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    nintapple at it a fucking again
     
  9. zoogie

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    Wow, didn't know they were selling these on Amazon, it even has Prime shipping.
    Thanks for the advertisement, Nintendo :P
     
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    nintendo are one of the primary reasons piracy is "becoming so bad" :^)
     
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    This PISSED ME OFF!!!!!! RCM Loader devices DO NOT help you with piracy at all they are IDIOTS!!!!!!

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    if the judges in the court are smart. they will not let this lawsuit win and toss that case out.
     
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    Seems like they could try a "mostly legitimate use" defense, but the feature list includes running SXOS and ReiNX - that doesn't do them any favors.
     
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    I can't even imagine these posing a problem to Nintendo - what's the percentage of people that have V1 switches anyway??
     
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    Love Nintendo, but this is getting out of hand. The TX case okay, I understand but this?
     
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    Dont even need an RCM Loader. Can do the same with my Samsung phone. Are they going to sue Samsung also?
     
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    Doesn't Le Hoang Minh live in China? Or is this not the same guy who was doing so when the other two guys with Team Xecuter got arrested?

    EDIT: read that last paragraph and also the fact that this is over RCM loaders. Are these those weird dongles that upload the payload to the Switch? Or is this any RCM jig?
     
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    You remind me of the first time I heard of the R4 flashcards for the DS. It was a story about Nintendo sueing some reseller. Indeed, thanks for keeping us informed, Nintendo. :rofl:
     
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    Nintendo need to sue nvidia, two times even: first time for weak security in their chips and second time for even having recovery mode on those chips. Oh, and a third time too, for selling them tegra chips at all, because tegra chips can run code, which inevitably leads to possibility of piracy.
     
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    Have to say I agree. Whilst I agree piracy "can" have negative effects on the industry, it's a shame that a corporation wallet can allow them to dictate what a user can and can't do with their device.

    It's all the more worse when Nintendo have intentionally released s faulty product, as well as continuing to sell them, even when revised, still immense failure rate.

    Cash speaks and it only ever speaks for those who own it.
     
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    Piracy will end when its more convenient to buy a game than to steal it.
     
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