$12 million to be paid for Nintendo Games’ piracy as settlement by ROM Site Owner

According to court documents, Nintendo will be compensated with a sum of $12 million by Jacob Mathias an Arizona man and his wife for pirating the company’s games via two ROM sites namely, LoveROMs.com and LoveRetro.co.

The couple was first spotted by TorrentFreak offering thousands of free downloadable Nintendo games through the aforesaid ROM sites for which they will have to provide such a hefty settlement.

Having sued Mathias in July for an amount of $150,000 for each pirated game along with another $2 million for infringement of each Nintendo trademark over allegations of operating both sites and profiting through piracy, Nintendo accused that the site LoveROM had some 17million visitors monthly and through ads and donations was earning profit.

Both sites after the allegations pulled the plug. They now read notices acknowledging that they had harmed Nintendo, its partners and customers along with a recommendation following the notice for their site visitors to buy official game copies from Nintendo.com.

In August, EmuParadise, another ROM provider pulled the plug on concerns of legal action against it from Nintendo for offering Nintendo games. The current case will also serve as a warning to other game pirates.

The court documents contain an acknowledgment by the couple accepting the accusations by Nintendo however a direct comment from them could not be obtained.


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