Nintendo Wins Piracy Court Ruling

on November 16, 2015 8:44 PM

Nintendo has successfully prosecuted a distributor of piracy software, according to a new ruling from the First Instance Tribunal of Milan.

It found that the Italian importer of “circumvention devices” such as game copiers and mod chips enabled piracy.

They referred this case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), as well as the question of whether or not Nintendo’s use of security was justified.

The court decided the devices from the importer were designed primarily to allow illegally pirated software, and agreed with Nintendo that its security measures were fair and in line with Italian copyright law.

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