Nintendo wins in UK High Court case demanding that certain Switch piracy related sites be blocked

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  1. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    under your desk
    what? no.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    Man, if I hacked my Switch, I'd be upset too ;)
     
  3. Reecey

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    The judgement makes a very interesting read, maybe others here from the UK should read it and take note!
     
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  4. the_randomizer

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    Maybe now they'll be more softmod options that don't require dongles but I ain't holding out for that.
     
  5. proffk

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    Nintendo are well in there right to do this. This is just an extension of blocked sites in the UK like the torrents sites that were blocked a while ago. The strange thing is even free vpn providers can get around any blocks.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

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

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    just use a VPN
     
  7. Meler

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    nintendos happy ending wining case will feature with new Mario Bros Game Gays Lords Lost Castle yay (not really),next step by unknown group will be hack it again and provide new domain etc. :D
     
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  8. 6adget

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    I don't want to start a "free VPN Vs paid VPN" fight. Whatever works for you. I don't know why anyone would go online unless they are using a VPN. Even if you browse the safest websites. Most paid VPN's have more benefits other than hiding what you do online. I have been using PIA VPN for 3 years now. It works on my windows, Linux PC's, and even my smart TV's. It has a built in ad blocker, similar to the raspberry pi's Pihole. I can use it on up to 6 devices at the same time. Well worth the money.
     
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  9. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    They are in the right. But I wanted them to drop gameware prices.
    I'd certainly would like to have a nice big game library.
    But them Switch games are quite pricey. Even the non Nintendo games.
     
  10. Lodad

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    Blocking websites when warez and roms are widely distributed through decentralized pop-up, fly-by-night methods anyway. Also what everyone said, VPNs....
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    Cut off one head, two more take its place, piracy is an indomitable hydra.
     
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  12. Viri

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    Nah. Without a functioning "evil" gov, you just get anarchy. Without a gov, pretty much everyone on this site would be dead in the first month.

    Also, this is the UK, they block sites like crazy. You need an ID to watch porn(I think?), and if you call someone a faggot enough times on Twitter, Scotland Yard will kick your door in.

    I don't think it's that big of a deal. If you live in the UK, you'd have to be crazy to not use a VPN.
     
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  13. UltraSUPRA

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    Glad this doesn't affect me.
     
  14. Robika

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    They are going for Team Xecutes because they are making money on the CFW.
     
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  16. Sinon

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    I get trying to protect your stuff, but like many have said this is really easy to circumvent, in the end it makes sense but also, do they gain anything (tangible, not a "could be") from doing this? is it to show game developers they are at least trying? (that's a good reason but ehhh...)
     
  17. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Most mom and pop doesn't know about sites like gbatemp. They visit some site that say SXOS is the best. They go to said site and they can't download anything and think it's dead. Then they probably won't buy it.
     
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  18. Fred Molyneux

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    The only reason they go after Team Xecuter is because they have hundreds of thousands of users. Atmo is big here, but it is scraps in the world piracy market. You ask any school kids what they use, 99.99% use SX OS, not Atmo. That's the only reason.
    Still I am surprised a website that has no copyrighted material (i mean, no games or such) is being blocked in a democracy such as U.K.
     
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  19. linuxares

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    The software have copyrighted code so. Plus how they sell it like a piracy device.
     
  20. Ryccardo

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    lol
    You're sure? I thought they would go for the free options (annoying others on forums for support instead of doing their research), people without enough real money are unfortunately are the cheapest ones...
    Sure SX still has reputation due to being the first to release while the competition was delayed due to stability and prudishness, but still...
     
  21. brynthomas80

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    Its Japan who started this originally they created laws to stop gambling in games as they class loot boxes as gambling they banned games with them game developers weren't happy. They argued cheat programs and devices should be covered under same rules as it can effect online play plus other people were making profit from there work specifically Japanese cheat businesses who pay some of the money they make into the government as taxes. They banned them as well. In last couple months the games that been coming out from Japan have been visual novels or games with extra easy mode. Even main stream games like rage 2 as cheats built in.
     
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