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    When it comes to modding your consoles, it all becomes a bit of a legal gray area, especially depending on which country you're in. However, when you not only modify your video game system, but also create a storefront, with the express purpose of selling devices that can boot custom firmware bundled with micro SD cards full of pirated ROMs of games, then you definitely push yourself into the side of illegality. That's why, in 2018, Nintendo went after a man who did exactly that, filing a lawsuit against one Sergio Mojarro Moreno, for selling Team-Xecuter devices, storage devices with illegal copies of Nintendo Switch titles, and hacked NES Classic systems, full of more pirated ROMs. The lawsuit was settled in the middle of last year, but only now has the court's injunction been publicly posted. The United States District Court of Southern California ruled that the defendants were to be dismissed without prejudice, meaning that should any of the involved defendants attempt to sell these items again, Nintendo will be able to re-open the case. They were also ordered to refrain from using or selling devices (SX Pro, Trinket M0) that circumvent Nintendo's security measures on their consoles, nor can they sell, rent, or offer pirated copies of Nintendo games. Furthermore, they may not provide or sell anything that uses Nintendo's trademarks to market their products.

    Finally, at the time of the filed injunction which was December 30th, all involved parties were required to have disposed of any physical devices or modchips that could hack Nintendo hardware.

    :arrow: Source: Legal Court Document (obtained by TorrentFreak)
     
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  3. DKB

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    Welp. gg
     
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    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes; that's why you never sell roms.
     
  5. DeoNaught

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    I wonder if they can be called to court about any Trinket M0, or only Trinket M0s being used for hacking, because even though they are mostly used for CFW, they totally have other uses.
     
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    To the surprise of no one.

    Obviously this was going to happen.
     
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    Free the poor guy, he only wanted to be the world better
     
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    I mean, yea. That's the risk you take in doing that stuff...
     
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    Idiot! Dont sell them.. See what's happened. What a stupidity. They just want to sell to make money. SMH!
     
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    Always happy to see criminals who steal from others have to pay for their crimes. Great story, GBATemp! Great news to start off the new year.
     
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    >Selling ROMs
    >Buying ROMs
    A true pirate NEVER buys ROMs! Good for Ninty for winning this case. ROMs are not to be sold for currency of any kind, they serve as a way to archive and preserve games, not so greedy scumbags can sell and profit from them. Anyone who knowingly buys pirated ROMs are morons.
     
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    let this be a lesson. roms are meant to be free. but hard to find :P
     
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    Nice photo for this post, haha. Knock off Nintendo logo.
     
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    So he walked away with a warning... Got off pretty lightly to be fair :teach:
     
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    This shit is being done in most 3rd world countries - and no body cares.
    He was either reckless or thinking it'll be fine cause where hes from everyone and their dogs were doing it and getting away with it.
     
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    I wonder how much are they pay the fined ?
     
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    What kind of moron sells ROMs.
    Why do they even try..
     
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    What’s with the weird bootleg Nintendo logo on this article lol
    anyway selling roms is a stupid idea because they’re so easy to find online and it’s so easy for nintendo to catch you selling them so don’t even try.
     
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    I thought it'd be funny cuz he's selling ROMs. That tends to be something that bootleggers do, so I found a Nintendo logo that didn't look TOO off...but still suspiciously weird :P
     
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