Nintendo wins Dutch piracy case

Wii and DS platform holder Nintendo is celebrating a significant legal victory in the Netherlands after 11 retailers were convicted of acting unlawfully by importing and selling DS R4 cards and Wii mod chips.

The retailers had claimed that Nintendo’s objections were an act of unfair competition – a claim rejected by Hague District Court.

Nintendo protects its intellectual property rights globally and takes action to prevent the distribution of pirated software and devices that allow illegally downloaded software to be played,” a statement issued to MCV reads.

Nintendo takes this action not only for the company’s sake, but in the interests of its partners who spend time and money legitimately developing software for Nintendo video game consoles and systems, and customers who expect the highest standards and integrity from products bearing the Nintendo name.”

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