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Nintendo Wins $2.1 Million In Lawsuit Against ROM Website

Another one bites the dust.

Back in September 2019, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the game download portal website, RomUniverse. The site reportedly facilitated massive online copyright infringement of many popular Nintendo titles. It also profited by selling paid premium accounts – lifting the cap on the number of games users could download.

The site’s operator, Matthew Storman, defended himself in court and argued the website wasn’t breaking any laws, He also said he had never uploaded any content (despite stating the opposite in a previous deposition). The site was eventually taken offline and last week US District Court Judge, Consuelo Marshall, ordered Storman to pay Nintendo $2.1 million in damages. Nintendo previously requested $15 million in damages but felt this amount was sufficient.

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