Nintendo of America has filed a lawsuit on Sept. 10 against the owner of ROM website RomUniverse. The company is seeking damages in the amount of $150,000 for each copyright infringement, and up to $2 million for each trademark infringement. Nintendo says that the pirated games display “counterfeit copies of Nintendo’s trademarks” when the games are played, as well as infringing the copyright of the works themselves.
RomUniverse reportedly offers memberships to its site, priced at $30 per year. The membership allows users to download “an unlimited number of pirated games, [referred to as ROMs,] with higher speeds than non-members,” Nintendo alleges. The company says in the lawsuit that RomUniverse is “among the most visited and notorious online hubs for pirated Nintendo video games,” with nearly 300,000 downloads for the offered Nintendo Switch games and “more than 500,000” downloads for Nintendo 3DS games.
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