Nintendo wins legal case over ROM site, site owner ordered to pay $12 million in damages

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  1. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    I hope he doesn't have kids cause Christmas is officially dead
     
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  2. chrisrlink

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    inside your crappy old PC
    damn no wonder nobody's dumping let's go (well i shouldn't say that 100%) whats next ban on vpn's and cryptography in the USA if thatt comes to be I'm rallying a war against my own country this shit will not stand with me ANY LONGER
     
  3. magico29

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    Ask to chapo guzman, lord of cartels from mexico city baby!! He made billions, and his last name is not gates!!
     
  4. Gunz4Hire

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    makes me not feel bad that i literally only pirate nintendo games
     
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  5. Raylight

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    don't feel bad they asking for it. so is EA and Activision
     
  6. Jackson Ferrell

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    You guys really don't get the point. He made money off of those ROMs, and it's Nintendo's Intellectual Property, they can charge what they like. You being angry at Nintendo has no justification. That's exactly what you get when you get caught pirating stuff. Don't expect it to be a walk in the park. And on top of that, both parties settled on that amount, meaning there's a reason for that being charged enough. Don't be so shallow and go off immediately without looking at everything.
     
  7. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Wow. The ignorance is strong in this thread. Where could Ninty claim such an amount? Where can you buy those games? Let's just take 5 seconds to google 1 headline...

    "The NES Classic is so popular it outsold the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in June"

    Each and every one of you idiots crying on this thread know it's illegal. The site owner knew it was illegal. Probably had the same "It won't happen to me" attitude that each and every one of you has. But go you... be a rebel...
     
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    Wow, the NES classic, huh? That has, what 30 games, out of about 670 ever released in NA alone? What a selection! Sorry, but collecting and paying inflated prices to collect games is just BS, would be better to get more first party games legally through the eShop, but oh no, Nintendo had to be pantywaists about that too. There's so much potential, they could make so much money from this, but again, they're gonna just sit on asses doing nothing but trickle three games per month. Whoop dee doo.

    30 games out of 670 is only about 4% out of the entire library. Please.
     
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  9. KingBlank

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    And this is why I pirate most of my Nintendo games :evil:
     
  10. Raylight

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    no one is necessarily being ignorant here and while yes it was illegal it does make one question the hardship of what that family has to pay if that rev they got was miniscule to what they gonna pay to Ninty even if it is their own fault. Also not having a way to legally buy these old games from the actual devs to support them is an argument of its own
     
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    tbh this guy had that kinda money I doubt he would still be running a rom site, nintendo and this guy know they are never going to get anywhere near 12 million, they will just drain any savings and properties he might happen to have and he will file bankruptcy and start over, which sure will still be absolutely devistating to the site owner but hopefully they can move on with their life and not be too badly hurt in the process

    these huge settlements are just for the press to buzz around because the reality of "guy looses his $7000 in savings" doesn't exactly draw in the crowds, nintendo probably spent 10 times that on lawyers and litigation
     
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  12. Reploid

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    well fuck. But if he gonna oper crowdfund to save his ass, I'll back him up
     
  13. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot A Nintendo DSi-madman (and yet he doesn’t code)

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    Nintendo just owns everything they see now.
     
  14. Song of storms

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    Piracy websites don't give a fuck about game preservation and surely they don't care about you either. It's maximum profit with minimum effort. Profit for what, anyway? Hosting a bunch of roms? Torrents exist.

    Had these sites ever cared about "preservation", they would have an adfree website with a link for donations, or maybe just a tiny shady banner ad. You can make several thousand dollars a month with this kind of websites even if you're the billionth one on the black market. But I advise against it, for the only reason that other piracy website owners will DDoS the shit out of your little website or even try figure out who you are and harm you.
     
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  15. wurstpistole

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    Yeah, I also doubt they are anywhere close to that. They're probably much, much higher
     
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    Do you think Nintendo cares about preservation then? They sure as hell don't, just look at how much the NES Online and VC selection suck ass. If they did, they'd actually put forth effort, but they won't. To me, it sounds like it's better for ROM sites to die off than to count on Nintendo doing the same.
     
  17. Song of storms

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    If you care so much about game preservation you can torrent out your romsets. Just remember that's illegal.
     
  18. leonmagnus99

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    damn.. screw nintendo.
    i loved emuparadise :C
     
  19. ieatpixels

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    Complete bogus.
    Practically ruin the guy's life because he allowed some 10 year olds to play unobtainable games from 20 years ago on their computer.
    It's not like Nintendo would be 12 million dollars richer if it weren't for the site.

    When this happens it makes me want to refrain from purchasing any Classic Mini consoles, Virtual Console titles, or retro compilation games because it's these re-releases that are causing these take downs to happen.
     
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  20. Frankbel

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    I used to be a Nintendo strong supporter, but bs like this in years has made changing my mind. Now I don't care about them too much. They don't even produce the great games as they did in the past. There are a few exceptions, just not enough.
     
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