Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser ordered to pay $10,000,000 fine in civil case

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Early last month, Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in circumvention devices and conspiracy to circumvent technological measures, resulting in a $4.5 million fine, destruction of property relating to Team Xecuter, and possible jail time. That plea deal was for his federal lawsuit, which is separate to the civil case filed against him by Nintendo of America. The final judgement for that suit came down today, hitting him with another $10 million fine, and ordering a permanent injunction against him from reactivating the Team Xecuter website or utilizing the SX OS, Gateway3DS, or similar brands in any way.

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Not sure how a Canadian can declare bankruptcy in the US, but okey
which perplexs me even more if he's canadian why push this through the US courts and not canadian court system? their equally if not more tough on piracy same reason why the plainif can pick and choose which state to try n which is an obvious case of favoritism which in my thought is or at least should be ilegal
 

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which perplexs me even more if he's canadian why push this through the US courts and not canadian court system? their equally if not more tough on piracy same reason why the plainif can pick and choose which state to try n which is an obvious case of favoritism which in my thought is or at least should be ilegal
Because the US system is easier to convict someone to stupidity plus they can use the DMCA. And NOA is based in the US.
 

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Early last month, Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in circumvention devices and conspiracy to circumvent technological measures, resulting in a $4.5 million fine, destruction of property relating to Team Xecuter, and possible jail time. That plea deal was for his federal lawsuit, which is separate to the civil case filed against him by Nintendo of America. The final judgement for that suit came down today, hitting him with another $10 million fine, and ordering a permanent injunction against him from reactivating the Team Xecuter website or utilizing the SX OS, Gateway3DS, or similar brands in any way.

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Good. They was not trying to enable Homebrew on the Switch they was straight up stealing other peoples code and selling a method to piracy.
 
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Good. They was not trying to enable Homebrew on the Switch they was straight up stealing other peoples code and selling a method to piracy.
Without what they released though, I wouldn't be able to run retroarch on my mariko switch. They didn't "just steal other people's code". It was a combination of stealing code (which was used to run stolen code in 99% of cases), and releasing an improved fork of it, as well as selling hardware exploits to run that stolen code.

Lets be real, 99% of people who use atmosphere install sigpatches to run pirated games. That's almost (just a little less) as unethical as what SX does. The people who bought SX Core or SX Lite got the license for free with a $60 modchip. Same thing with SX Pro. Believe it or not, there is some work involved in making SXOS, even if it uses atmosphere code as the base, and integrates the code for sigpatches, cheats, installer, etc. The $30 for SXOS license people who don't have SX hardware pay, was not that bad...and those people didn't even have to use SXOS.

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really who are the greedy bastards in this case, i mean he was ordered to pay nintendo 4.5 mil already bu NO they had to take their digusting hands and double dip
 

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what an ironic thing to say with a signature like yours :rofl:, or let me guess you want all your consoles to be able to emulate nes and snes, right?

Nintendo is well within it's rights to do this, what i'd like to know is how can there be 2 seperate cases by nintendo, but one federal and one civil for what seems to be the same offense? i'm not that well versed in (american) law but it seems silly
The thing is selling IP is against the law so yes not ironic
 
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