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Nintendo wins 4.8 million Euro piracy battle


6:15 PM on 10.03.2011
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Nintendo is out to get the pirates in every country, even France. The Paris Court of Appeals issued guilty verdicts on 26th September against several companies for the sale of devices like the R4 and the Magicom. Electronic Theater says that the Court has imposed over 460,000 Euro in criminal fines, damages payable to Nintendo in excess of 4.8 million Euros and, in some instances, ordered suspended prison terms. Woah.

Raids, kicked off back in 2007 and 2008, found several thousand game copiers all over Paris. With this verdict, some of the biggest importers/distributors have been shut down. 

"Nintendo supported this criminal action not only for the company's sake, but for the interests of its game developer partners who spend time and money legitimately developing software for Nintendo's game platforms, and customers who expect the highest standards and integrity from products bearing the Nintendo name," said Stephan Bole, Managing Director of Nintendo France.

Nintendo will need to continue this effort with the 3DS, I suspect.






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