The british court gives the reason to the japanese firm, which may require the main operators of the internet that prevent access to users to such portals.
Nintendo has won a case related to the piracy of their games and systems, in this case in the court of the United Kingdom. The judgment has stated that various internet operators in the country british to block and prevent access to these sites download illegal, which welcomed hundreds of games from consoles such as Nintendo Switch. This blow to the piracy of video games on Nintendo systems is in addition to achieved a few weeks after the closure of a website of high traffic such as RomUniverse.
Five operators of the internet be blocked by order of a judge for up to four webs of different
Up to five major internet operators to block access to these portals of illegal downloading. Companies such as Sky, BT, EE, Talktalk, and Virgin Media have a legal obligation to divert and prevent access by IP of up to four websites that hosted modifications of software and hardware for the Nintendo Switch, as well as hundreds of video games in a download to be installed directly on the console. While the pages also have tutorials for other consoles, it has been Nintendo that has decided to bring to trial and sue for money damages for the action of these websites.
“Today, the Superior Court of the United Kingdom was considered illegal the sale and distribution of devices of ‘circumvention’ for Nintendo Switch”, explained a spokesman for the Eurogamer. “Nintendo is pleased that the Superior Court of the Uk has been confirmed trade with devices or software that allow the piracy in the systems Nintendo Switch is illegal. This decision will help protect the games industry in the Uk and over 1800 developers worldwide who create games for the platform, and that rely on the sales of legitimate games for their livelihood and to continue providing quality content to the players,” concluded the official statement of Nintendo.
Next to Nintendo, the judgment has also been hailed by the The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, which the has described as an important step in the defense of the rights of the author on the internet.
September 18, 2019
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