Ninty investigating possible copyright infringement in the Nokia N900

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Vidboy10, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Vidboy10
    OP

    Member Vidboy10 Tsardom

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,617
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C
    Country:
    Canada
    [​IMG]
    Source
     


  2. m_kha

    Newcomer m_kha Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    I think that since the OS "Maemo 5" of Nokia's N900 is based on Linux it is very likely to see some emulators ported to it.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,347
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    lol my nephew has that phone
     
  4. naglaro00

    Member naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,381
    Location:
    Pulse
    Country:
    Philippines
    I knew it >:[. Nokia is evil
     
  5. Edgedancer

    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,641
    Location:
    Canberra
    Country:
    Australia
    I do not see how that works. Are they sueing because it is powerful enough to emulate the consoles because they should then sue dozens of other companies. As far as I know, Nokia ould not have had any involvement in this project.
     
  6. Raika

    Member Raika uguu

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,864
    Location:
    uguu
    Country:
    Antarctica
    I knew it >:[. Nintendo is evil
     
  7. Bladexdsl

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

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,347
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    emulation has been on the pc for years so are they going to sue.....who made the pc?
     
  8. Kwartel

    Member Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,298
    Country:
    Netherlands
    All those concolses are out of production, so Ninty gets advertisement for their brand!!!
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

    Member Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,396
    Country:
    Netherlands
    The problem is that in this case Nokia advertises the N900 to be a good device for running emulators. Nintendo has a point.
     
  10. dinofan01

    Member dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,842
    Country:
    United States
    But its preventing sales of those games on the vc. Free advertising isnt worth not selling what your advertising. duh.
     
  11. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Cool, gotta keep an eye out on this phone [​IMG]
    Would love to play some old but gold games on the road on my cellphone.
     
  12. raing3

    Member raing3 CNET_Richard

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    529
    Location:
    Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    Most emulators on the PC aren't made by large corporate bodies and rather homebrew enthusiasts. Whereas from what I understand is Nokia is using the emulation support for marketing it's product.
     
  13. Canonbeat234

    Member Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,278
    Country:
    Japan
    /Thread, Maikel wins.
     
  14. Bladexdsl

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

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,347
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    lol so they actually advertise it can run emulators? are they fucking brain dead stupid!!??
     
  15. Maz7006

    Member Maz7006 iSEXu

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,622
    Country:
    Lebanon
    phone looks too expensive to even consider piracy on it [​IMG]
     
  16. Absynthe

    Member Absynthe GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    227
    Location:
    The Isle of Everywhere
    Country:
    Italy
    That sure is a sexy phone. It costs 599€ though, so I think I'm pretty sure that I'll never own one.

    But Nintendo pisses me off for no reason actually, since they have a point. Or it may be that I'm a Nokia fanboy.
     
  17. shakirmoledina

    Member shakirmoledina Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    Dar es Salaam
    Country:
    Tanzania
    definitely explained by maikel, i must say nintendo really worries about piracy and all
     
  18. Chris_Skylock

    Member Chris_Skylock GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,501
    Location:
    Philippines
    Country:
    Philippines
    Nintendo should tell Nokia to stop the distribution of emulations because Nokia has nothing to do with the emulation. It's made by third party.
     
  19. Egonny

    Member Egonny GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    365
    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Almost all modern smartphones can do this, I'm using HTC Magic atm and I can emulate too, it's just downloading an emulator from the Android Market and play, (for smartphone noobs: Android is a competitor of the iPhone => Android Market is the same as App Store) yet I don't see Nintendo sueing here.
     
  20. Hop2089

    Member Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    3,810
    Country:
    United States
    Oh come on Nintendo, you aren't even making a dime off the retro games on any phone and the GBC and GBA games aren't even netting you a profit anymore, the least you can do is allow the use of emulators on phones to preserve these gems for everyone to play. It's better than having your games eventually fading from history.
     

Share This Page