Nintendo fears the return of the piracy site and seeks to prevent it at all costs

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Nintendo is a company known for fighting fierce battles against piracy. Specifically, we informed you a few days ago that the company was victorious in a case and that the ROM site manager would have to pay millions of dollars. However, the case appears to be far from over, with the defendant asking to avoid paying the money and Nintendo fearing the hacking site will come back.

Nintendo began the process of claiming the RomUniverse site in 2019, and although justice is long in coming, it was revealed last May that the court ruled in Nintendo’s favour, as a result of which the site’s administrator will have to pay Matthew Strowman. $2.1 million for the Japanese company.

Nintendo was not satisfied not only because it was seeking more money for damages, but also because it was prevented from filing a permanent injunction against Matthew because it could not prove that he had suffered «irreparable damage», other than that the site has not since been available.

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The ROM could come back and Nintendo wants to block it at all costs

Well, several weeks later we know more about this case, because the defendant just filed an order to avoid the $2.1 million payment, because it indicated that Nintendo had not suffered any damage and questions whether the copyright was registered at the time.

According to Torrent Freak (via Nintendo Live), Storman, in a phone call with Nintendo’s legal representatives, also mentioned that he plans to relaunch the ROM site, but confirmed that it will not include Nintendo games.

For this reason, Nintendo has asked the court to reconsider its decision and accept the standing order against Strowman.

A Nintendo representative commented, «The defendant’s threat to continue operating RomUniverse to distribute video game ROMs, using the same website it has used in past years to substantially infringe Nintendo’s copyrights and trademarks, requires the enforcement of an injunction.»

The court ordered the defendant to pay Nintendo $50 a month, but the company stated that although it was proposed and approved by Storman, he did not comply, so Nintendo stated that «there is no legal remedy for past and future violations and stresses the need for a permanent system.

What do you think of this case? Do you think Nintendo will eventually win the case? Tell us in the comments.

We remind you that this is not the only time that Nintendo has been involved in piracy issues. The company recently filed a lawsuit against several Nintendo Switch hackers. You can find more news related to Nintendo by visiting this page.

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