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Author Topic: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement  (Read 1012 times)

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Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« on: November 13, 2018, 02:49:17 pm »
https://torrentfreak.com/nintendo-wins-12-million-from-pirate-rom-site-operators-181112/?fbclid=IwAR2jHyqqg4G0lTs8yz0TRsEbp6nll4gEIm1DGFilwqQI84I9WaLIwxtuPUE

Looks like the couple that owned the 2 rom websites that Nintendo sued are agreeing to a $12M dollar Judgement to settle all of the lawsuits. Guess they must make more than we thought off those ad revenues !

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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 03:05:44 pm »
They wont pay anything close to that,

Still hell of a sum though.

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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 09:21:06 pm »
This is less of a big deal than people think.  Every few years one of the game companies stir the hornet's nest, everything goes underground for a while and then more romz sites pop up.  It's like wack-a-mole. 

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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 09:25:58 pm »
This is less of a big deal than people think.  Every few years one of the game companies stir the hornet's nest, everything goes underground for a while and then more romz sites pop up.  It's like wack-a-mole.

Yep - I'm just really surprised it took them as long as it did for these guys since they were setting it up for web based play and they were located in and had their servers in the US - most of the sites at least try to stay under the radar instead of publicly begging for someone to come after them.

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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 10:49:25 pm »
They probably won't actually pay much of anything, likely just file for bankruptcy.
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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 05:13:25 pm »
Was this the same guys that bundled copyrighted roms games in their emulator?
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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 09:48:57 pm »
This is less of a big deal than people think.  Every few years one of the game companies stir the hornet's nest, everything goes underground for a while and then more romz sites pop up.  It's like wack-a-mole.

Exactly. Just look at record companies in the 90s and Napster. It slowed down pirating for a brief moment but shot right back up.
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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 10:42:54 pm »
I can  get a bootleg Donkey Kong board delivered to my house by Amazon in 2 hours  for $65.
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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 10:32:54 am »
I can  get a bootleg Donkey Kong board delivered to my house by Amazon in 2 hours  for $65.

I can buy a bootleg NES classic with 600 games for $45 at a mall kiosk :p
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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 12:51:49 pm »
Exactly. Just look at record companies in the 90s and Napster. It slowed down pirating for a brief moment but shot right back up.

Riaa turned to suing people sharing music also.

Mario and Luigi are gonna kick down your doors and fit you for cement shoes if you got them illegal roms.

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Re: Love Roms and Nintendo seem to have reached a settlement
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 03:19:34 am »
Retro scene is quite big now and many companies gets lots of money probably so I'm not suprised about legal actions.

They killed one site, maybe others will follow but this there are obscure sites/torrent sites that will function.