Pirate

Nintendo's crackdown on piracy continues, with its American branch filing a lawsuit against the owner of a website called RomUniverse on 10th September. The pirated games on this website allegedly show "counterfeit copies of Nintendo's trademarks" and reportedly infringe the copyright of the real works.

According to Polygon, the website offers memberships priced at $30 USD per year, which allows users to download an "unlimited amount" of ROMS at higher speeds than non-members. Nintendo says this particular ROM website is one of the "most visited" and "notorious" sites online – offering close to 300,000 Switch game downloads and "more than 500,000" 3DS downloads. The company is now seeking $150,000 in damages for each copyright infringement and "up to" $2 million for each trademark infringement.

This follows on from yesterday's news about the UK High Court employing an injunction to block access to websites helping visitors pirate Switch games.

[via polygon.com]