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

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  1. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Seems only Nintendo spend their money for this kind of crap, but allowing them do more thing could impact negative to homebrew community. I mostly do not card since I have VPN, but problem exists.
     
  2. AceX

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    Court case is just money down the drain. I think if you don't know how to use a VPN or proxy, you probably weren't able to mod your switch in the first place.

    Edit: Never post and then read the comments. I feel like a parrot.
     
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  3. isoboy

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    I was.
     
  4. AceX

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    I don't even know what to say to that.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Heh. Did not expect to see TPMs escape technical word limbo. Also the phrasing in the statement really really rubs me the wrong way for reasons I am not entirely clear on right now.

    Anyway not happy about this and I think this is a bad precedent. That said the UK has a history of those when it comes to this sort of thing.

    Hopefully TX will set up a nice little deep web setup, or join the list of a million mirrors that the torrent sites do.
     
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  6. kenenthk

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    At least more mature adult sites are still okay to view
     
  7. weatMod

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    Not like it made any difference though , the UcucK is fukt either way anyhow.

    Oi mate you got a loicence for that whisk?

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  8. isoboy

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    In my country our ISP's aren't issuing warnings for anything as far as I'm aware. I download whatever I want. I've hacked, modded, yaddayadda and I don't have a clue how to set up a vpn as I've never needed to or even attempted. It's not an issue for me.
     
  9. GilgameshArcher

    GilgameshArcher GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    And monarchs claiming France...
     
  10. TheZander

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    If im in the us but use a vpn that's based out of the uk will i still be able to visit the sites? When does this all take effect? I'm going to start screenshoting everything i can on those sites for the people in Britain who might need them.

    So if anyone from the Britain or UK gets blocked and would like to look at a link just pm me and I'll send you a screenshot of i hopefully already made it
     
  11. GbaNober

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    i dunno if some Nintendo staffs are still living under the rock :wtf:
     
  12. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    People really don't understand how cooperations must protect their intrests? It's common, even Sony and Microsoft does it. Sony goes after people claming to sell hacked PS4s on ebay for example. They explicitly go after people that claim it's for piracy. As I said earlier mom and pop won't go to GBAtemp and set things up. SXOS is simple and easy to use. That's what it sell on. So if it's blocked, they will think the device is useless. Because you and me know how a VPN or alternative DNS works. Doesn't mean the big mass does. It simply don't. I for example don't know a lot about cars. I want my car to go from A to B and if I want something major fixed, I let my mechanic fix it. He knows more tricks probably than I do. Can I look it up? Sure if I know what to look for. Same is with hacks etc. The average person don't know.
     
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  13. morvoran

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    I understand all that. What I said would be more clear if you read my first post and the post I was replying to as that would put my post you replied to in context.
    I was not implying that GBAtemp is a piracy site, but it could be seen as one if these internet censoring laws grow and cover a more broader sense of the term. Just mentioning team-xecuter and posting a review or details of it's Switch hacking software could trigger Nintendo to go after this site for piracy in the future then.
     
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  14. Essasetic

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    I'd argue that this is actually good for the homebrew community. The majority of devs hate TX anyway and will probably rejoice the day they fall.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Also, this is an issue with piracy. Not emulators/games/applications.
     
  15. wiewiec

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    Yes... now TX and next Atmosphere... blocking it is bad sign
     
  16. iQue

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    First the porn sites and now this! Why don’t they just block the whole internet!!! Like in North Korea :)

    There’s a lot of worse sites so why not block them also...but hey this in Nintendo and the UK courts!!!!
     
  17. MasterZoilus

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    This is just like piratebay and kickass torrents. So they block THOSE names, all those sites will just have new names/sites with "new ownership" and they'll still be around. I mean KA and PB are STILL here and companies just gave up trying to fight them, because they will just rise up again with a slightly different name with another group of people running them. Hell , even emuparadise still works with a work-around.
     
  18. Grmmish

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    I like how they blocked SX OS sites...
    But SX OS sites do not actually sell anything to you at all... The software you get from they is pretty useless without the device. XD

    The resellers is where all of the shadowy products are. XD
     
  19. WiikeyHacker

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    reading thismade me laugh thanks for that.
     
  20. Viri

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    I honestly don't like the idea of ISPs blocking a website for any reason. It should be up to the domain to remove nono sites like that. The only job ISPs should have is to take me to x website, and that's all. If this happened in the US, I'd be pretty pissed. I know I can get around it pretty easy with a VPN or w/e. But, it's the principle of the matter!

    One moment the ISP blocks piracy sites, the next moment, we have the Great Firewall of China in the US! I don't like to give the ISPs even an inch.

    But hey, this is the UK. You seen that Watch Dogs 3 game play? Yeah, that's probably their future, with, or without Brexit.
     
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