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Nintendo Awarded $12.76M in Copyright / Trademark Case

Posted Mar 07, 2017 by Suzie Ford

Nintendo Awarded $12.76M in Copyright / Trademark Case

A Canadian court has awarded Nintendo of America $12.76M in its lawsuit against Jeramie King and his Go Cyber Shopping Ltd. King's company sold devices designed to circumvent Nintendo's console security to download and play unauthorized copies of its games. Nintendo proved that these devices and programs were in violation of its copyrights and trademarks. The award also includes $1M in punitive damages and requires King to publicly apologize for damages to Nintendo, developers & partners.

“Nintendo continues to be a leader in bringing innovative gaming platforms and software to our fans and millions of gamers across the globe,” said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. “Nintendo has an established track record that demonstrates our resolve to protect our iconic characters and franchises. We will continue to protect the creative works of our developers and vigorously enforce our intellectual property rights against those that attempt to steal or misuse them.”

Read the full Nintendo press announcement about the issue.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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