Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

July 22, 2010 -

Nintendo has won a major victory in the Netherlands this week against retailers that sold R4 cards for the Nintendo DS and Wii mod chips. A Hague District Court in the Netherlands has found 11 online retailers guilty of acting "unlawfully" in selling game copying equipment to the public.

In response to Nintendo's claims, the 11 retailers counter-claimed that Nintendo’s objections were an act of unfair competition. That claim was rejected by Hague District Court. Where the case goes from here is to be continued - in other words, Nintendo will win some sort of monetary judgment at some point.

R4 cards are designed to store games on the DS and play them. The device is capable of holding hundreds of copies of DS games on one cartridge. Mod chips installed in consoles like the Wii allow users to play copies of games and allow movies and games to be played regardless of region.

Nintendo issued the following statement to MCV:

"Nintendo protects its intellectual property rights globally and takes action to prevent the distribution of pirated software and devices that allow illegally downloaded software to be played.

"Nintendo takes this action not only for the company’s sake, but in the interests of its partners who spend time and money legitimately developing software for Nintendo video game consoles and systems, and customers who expect the highest standards and integrity from products bearing the Nintendo name."

Source: MCV

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Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

look gamepolitics used marios image QUICK NINTEDO SUE THEM -_-

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

The sad thing is I think they can since it does not fall under fair use........


I have a dream, break the chains of copy right oppression! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/cigital-disobedience/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

Yes, it does.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

I guess it dose since nintendo is in the title, doh! ...stupid mind reversed my train of thought.....


I have a dream, break the chains of copy right oppression! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/cigital-disobedience/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

"Nintendo protects its intellectual property rights globally and takes action to prevent the distribution of pirated software and devices that allow illegally downloaded software to be played."

Hey Nintendo, computers are devices that allow illegally downloaded software to be played.  Are you going to sue people who sell them, too?

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

Nothing like sueing the steel mill for the gun that shot you.......


I have a dream, break the chains of copy right oppression! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/cigital-disobedience/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

Another case of a company trying to destroy what could make them tons of cash.

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

and cars are designed soley for ram raiding joy riding and use as get away vehicles. I dont use the r4 and frankly I dont use the ds that was bought for me as a gift but I know b***s*** when I hear it.

Re: Nintendo Wins R4 Lawsuit in the Netherlands

Gotta love everybody in every country ignoring the perfectly legal uses of flash carts.  Not everything has to be about piracy.

And if there was somebody intelligent involved at Nintendo, they'd stop with the legal action and find ways to use this.  A DS, a flash cart, and a MicroSD or two would be a pretty solid platform for digital distribution, there's almost certainly a market there waiting for exploitation.  Of course, that would run afoul of just how hard it is to get the DS online in most cases, but it's still something they could work with.

 
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