Nintendo targets ROM sites in legal crackdown

Nintendo targets ROM sites in legal crackdown
Nintendo is targeting websites that distribute ROM copies of its classic video games from legacy platforms with lawsuits.

The Japanese gamemaker filed legal action recently in Arizona, targeting LoveRetro and LoveRoms, which offered ROMs of classic games from Sega, Sony, and Atari. It is seeking $150,000 for each Nintendo game offered, and up to $2 million for each trademark infringement.

Responding to the legal action elsewhere, EmuParadise voluntarily removed ROMs from its website. It said that it will continue to operate but will take the website in a different direction.

"We run EmuParadise for the love of retro games and for you to be able to revisit those good times. Unfortunately, it's not possible right now to do so in a way that makes everyone happy and keeps us out of trouble," wrote MasJ, founder of EmuParadise.

Nintendo will be launching a subscription service for its Switch console later this year, and will be offering access to some retro titles.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 13 Aug 2018 8:28
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  • 3 comments
  • fb2075

    Haven't the copyrights for all of the old classic Nintendo Entertainment System games expired?

    14.8.2018 00:03 #1

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by fb2075: Haven't the copyrights for all of the old classic Nintendo Entertainment System games expired? Not the Nintendo-owned ones; they are still making sequels to some of those old NES games...and reselling the original games over and over again.

    If someone actually wants roms, then this won't change much. It's just Nintendo being loud to remind people that they made good games once.

    14.8.2018 22:33 #2

  • jtaxel

    Quote: Nintendo will be launching a subscription service for its Switch console later this year, and will be offering access to some retro titles. yea SOME, mainly the shitty ones.

    yea having the roms on pc or game system is nice!

    paying an outrageous price for each, yea GFY.

    17.8.2018 17:30 #3

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