Nintendo has won a landmark Canadian court decision. The case centered on Jeramie King and his company, Go Cyber Shopping Ltd. The game company was awarded over twelve million dollars.
Why did Nintendo score so big?
Court documents say that King’s company sold products that broke console security in order to allow ‘illegal’ downloads of games. The company proved that these products were in violation of its copyrights and trademarks.
We will continue to protect the creative works of our developers and enforce our rights against those that attempt to steal or misuse them.
In addition to the financial penalty, King will also have to publicly apologize on his web site.
Sounds like a big win for Nintendo.