Nintendo Sues Owner of 2 Prominent ROM-Hosting Sites

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  1. I_AM_L_FORCE

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    They can't sue their own server's.

    Wait can they?
     
  2. Tiltmfc

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    Or they could just bring the virtual console back.. Why not let us buy mario 3 for a third time
     
  3. Sophie-bear

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    You're right, but 3DS, Wii U, and Switch stuff is distributed in other places that don't directly pull from Nintendo's CDN as well.
     
  4. sweis12

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    Honestly, they really should just virtual console every game for the older platforms so people don't HAVE to pirate unless they wanna spend hundreds of dollars on consoles and games when they already have a switch.
     
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  5. zeveroth

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    Well this cat is going to get sued into oblivion. I've never heard of the site before though. I don't expect this to be the last one we hear about either. Nintendo is getting closer to their NSO service .I'm sure they want to crack down on these sites in hopes it'll drive more ppl to purchase a subscription to use said legacy games. If the guy is making $ off of them, he deserves Nintendo's wrath.
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Funny coming from the company who used publicly available NES ROMs on the Wii Shopping channel :lol:
     
  7. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    Like this one guy's actions are really killing Nintendo. How un Buddha like of Nintendo, how very un Zen.
     
  8. raphamotta

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    I wonder if nintendo can also sue final users who use illegal roms:unsure:
     
  9. RedoLane

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    both sites are still up though. just downloaded a ROM to check it.
    download everything while you still can!
     
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  10. Zense

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    As far as we know, this guy should be suing Nintendo for making a profit from soemthing they got off his site...

    Jokes aside, funny how they first sue this guy now. It's like one of the first sites that pop up if you search for roms on google.
     
    Last edited by Zense, Jul 21, 2018
  11. Ryccardo

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    They can (for civil copyright infringement)... good luck finding said users and reasonably proving the illegitimate origin of their "backups"
     
  12. Sophie-bear

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    I still don't get why people try to make a point out of this. Even if this did happen, it's still theirs to use however they wish, no matter where they obtained it from.
     
  13. tbb043

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    I dunno, maybe stick to your first and second places?
     
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  14. Sonic Angel Knight

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    The fun part is that people have to guess what the sites are cause no one here can mention them. :P
     
  15. Orangy57

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    What sites did he host?
     
  16. Sophie-bear

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    Hmm, I don't know... but seems like people love both of them.
     
  17. Zense

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    Unless they go through the effort of looking at the source:rofl2:
     
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    if em********e or c******s haven't got what i'm looking for, i'm proabably shit outta luck anyway
    nice place to get wii stuff, though
     
  19. mikey420

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    In the United States they indeed can sue users of illegitimate titles. However the burden of proof is on the accessing party and good luck proving the content was actually obtained illegally. The dumps could have been made from your own personal collection. Simply put they are unlikely to to ever be able to catch someone using illegitimate copies. First of all they can't observe users actions on things other than Nintendo devices and even still use of unauthorized software on a 3ds or something is not actual proof of a crime as again the dumped game could be a backup of a personally purchased copy which you are perfectly allowed to make as a US citizen. In short your crimes are hard to prove meaning you have little to nothing to worry about.
     
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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    How cute of them, trying to stop ROM distribution on the internet :creep:
     
  21. matthi321

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    so what sites are it? i hope its not *snip*
     
    Last edited by porkiewpyne, Jul 22, 2018 - Reason: You've been here long enough. You know better
  22. DarthDub

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    Will Nintendo ever release ALL their games? We still don't have Joy Mecha Fight, Wrecking Crew '98, Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World, Tingle DS games, Captain Rainbow, the Panel de Pon games, Mother 3, all the FDS games, Color TV-Game 6, all the old Fire Emblem games, Alcahest, Custom Robo games, Daigasso! Band Brothers P, Starfy series, all the Wars games, BSX games, F-Zero Climax, any game that used the N64DD, Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1 (SNES, N64), Kururin Squash!, Luigi's Mansion Arcade, Mario & Wario, Pokemon Card GB2: Team Great Rocket is Here!, Rhythm Tengoku, Shin Onigashima, Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party (Mario Party Arcade), etc.
     
  23. comput3rus3r

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    somebody needs to sue the court for linking warez in their documents...
     
  24. Vieela

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    Could they also potentially take down the paradise website? Seems like Nintendo is taking down ROMs websites once again...
     
    Last edited by Vieela, Jul 21, 2018 - Reason: I accidently "linked" a rom website. Sorry for that.
  25. the_randomizer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Ooh poor Nintendo, they must be clearly financially destitute from all those ROMs that they don't sell online.
     
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