Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

May 13, 2010 -

According to a report published this morning in CourtHouse News Nintendo has taken aim at New York-based NXPGame Inc., a reseller of game copy devices for the Nintendo DS. The company has sued Kevin Niu (aka Kui Niu) and his company claiming copyright infringement. NXPGame sells a variety of R4 products. 

According to a federal complaint filed on May 11 in the Washington Western District Court in Seattle, Nintendo seeks statutory damages of $150,000 for infringement of each copyrighted work and $2 million for infringement of each Nintendo trademark.

"In connection with their sale, marketing and distribution of game copiers, defendants instruct users how to download material from the Internet, including directing users to third-party Web sites to download pirated Nintendo games, load the material into game copiers, and play the material on a Nintendo DS," according to the federal complaint.

Nintendo is being represented by Charles Christian Sipos and Susan Donnelly Fahringer of the law firm, Perkins Coie. The case has been assigned to District Court Judge Marsha J. Pechman. No web site seems to be available for NXPGame Inc. at this time; the only thing I could find was a domain parked by GoDaddy. More details as they become available.


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Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

I would never go to a brick and mortar store to purchase R4...

Sketchy chinese sites work best IMO

Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

They definitely deserve what's happening for instructing on how to pirate existing software, my only problem with this is it will reinforce Nintendo's "Posession = intent to pirate" mentality regarding the R4 device.


Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

Well US law pretty much makes the r4 device and modchips illegal regardless of use.


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Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

Still doesn't add any credence to the "posession = intent" argument.

Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

So if I sell insctrusions to make fireworks with commen house hold equipment I sell I am breaking the law?


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Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

Do you have a license to sell instructions to assemble fireworks?

Do the fireworks you instruct fit within the legality of the state you operate in, as in, are those fireworks legal?

If no to either of these questions, then yes, you are breaking the law.

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Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

Yes to both,but its illegal to make them irregardless :P

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The finer point here the device should not be illegal but atemps at trfficing in questionable copyrighted data pretty much should throw them under the jail house.

 


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I've never heard of NXPGame. Do they actually sell pirated games or just devices that make it possible for console owners to use pirated software? If it's the latter isn't that like Sony Music suing Memorex because Memorex produces CDRW that might be used to pirate music?

Money grab?

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

Re: Nintendo Sues R4 Reseller NXPGame

Reread the article:

"In connection with their sale, marketing and distribution of game copiers, defendants instruct users how to download material from the Internet, including directing users to third-party Web sites to download pirated Nintendo games, load the material into game copiers, and play the material on a Nintendo DS," according to the federal complaint."

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IFthey were givng out instructions on how to pirate ds games with the R4 then NXPGames deserve to be sued into oblivion.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

 
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