Spain tells Nintendo to get bent over flashcarts

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  1. Panzer Tacticer
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    Hmmm seems like Nintendo doesn't impress the Spanish court system much.

    "Nintendo has suffered a rare courtroom reverse in its efforts to discourage rampant piracy on its Nintendo DS system, with courts telling it that flash cartridges “add functionality,” even if they admit most of this functionality is intended to enable copyright infringement.

    Spanish courts ruled that though these cartridges are used in piracy (in this case in a product sold by Movilquick, which Nintendo wanted to see the end of), they also have other uses and thus Spanish copyright laws against “anti-circumvention devices” do not apply:

    [The device] may be used by acquirers for both pirating games and for adding legitimate functions, including use of legitimate games from other countries, backing up original games, or various other functions such as managing photos, music or operation of free software.

    Ultimately what occurs is the manipulation of hardware to extend its functionality, allowing use for both legitimate and illegitimate ends, but not only illegitimate ones.

    No honest observer could deny that such devices are overwhelmingly manufactured and marketed based on their use in enabling piracy, with “backups” and “homebrew” merely used as a euphemism and legal pretext to allow the industry to survive.

    However, the insistence of content providers on attempting to geographically restrict distribution of their products in a crude attempt at price discrimination certainly does supply a compelling legal use for these devices – for region locks to provide a legal justification for piracy devices is an irony indeed.

    Of course, it must also be noted that Spain has no significant domestic gaming industry to speak of, a situation perhaps likely to persist…

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  2. outgum

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    LOL Nintendo got pwnt.
    Spanish courts kick ass XD
    Thats makes sense though, it does have legal uses, and since that is the case, Nintendo doesnt have a leg to stand on. Good job Pirates [​IMG]
     
  3. Ace Gunman

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    Looks like they're turning out to be a real Spain in the ass for Nintendo. [​IMG]

    *Coughs*
     
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    I HAVE to do this Ace... Im sorry XD The chance to do this to a admin doesnt come often

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    Those Spaniards sure know what they're talking about [​IMG]
     
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  8. Edgedancer

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    Bu Dum Tish.
     
  9. _Chaz_

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    Wow, piracy won.

    This is a serious problem for Nintendo and will probably prompt them to take a stronger stance against piracy.


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  10. DJ91990

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    Wow the Spainish Court is not Corrupt and money-driven like the USA Court.
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  11. KingVamp

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    Oh come on give are country courts more support.
     
  12. iFish

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    well its true good job spain now people will pirate more
     
  13. triassic911

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    Piracy forever!
     
  14. stanleyopar2000

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    damn right. Here their is no constitution. its whoever has more fucking money to bribe the system...our last president even trumped the election system...I'M TALKING TO YOU BUSH.

    i'm glad that not all countries are hell bent on bending over backwards to get an ass job by Nintendo...

    Piracy FTW [​IMG]
     
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    lol , what is that 2 glasses lol
     
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  19. InuYasha

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    Less money should be spent on this type of crap and more put towards games we don't get over this side of the world.....
     
  20. outgum

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