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Japan finally bans the R4 DS piracy device

A case of closing the stable doors after the horse has bolted? Kotaku reports via a translation from a Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that the country has finally banned the notorious R4 device, famed for its DS piracy uses. The R4 allows users to store and run …

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French courts illegalise console piracy

The Court of Appeal in France has followed the UK’s lead in effectively illegalising the sale of the DS piracy device R4. Six companies failed in their appeal against their conviction for selling the R4, meaning that as is the case in the UK legal precedent has now outlawed the …

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3DS logs flash cart use

Even if hackers do succeed in circumventing the security measures included in Nintendo’s 3DS handheld, there are indications that a nasty surprise lays in store for those who do. Kotaku reports that Japanese retailer Enterking has stated that it will not be accepting any 3DS units that have been used …

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R4 already working on 3DS

Having enjoyed a tremendous launch in Japan over the weekend, Nintendo’s 3DS has already received its first bit of bad news – hackers have got the R4 piracy device up and running on the handheld. Destructoid reports that the internet is already alight with examples of Japanese users running illegal …

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ANALYSIS: Nintendo piracy

The DS is the most successful games machine of all time. It has sold over 132 million units since its 2004 debut and has housed some of the most successful video games ever released. But there’s a problem. Since 2007, DS piracy cards – such as the infamous R4 – …

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Piracy victory can win back DS sceptics

The High Court ruling that confirmed DS R4 piracy cards are illegal will get developers excited about the DS again. Last month, a UK specialist IP court helped solidify the case against the cards, encouraging some rogue retailers to confess to being guilty of IP theft. The platform holder hopes …

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Nintendo warns R4 sellers

In response to MCV’s news yesterday that many companies are continuing to sell R4DS and other DS piracy devices despite the recent court ruling that illegalised the activity, Nintendo has issued a warning to the offending retailers. The message is the same to companies big and small, these activities are …

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Retailers ignore R4DS ban

Despite this week’s ruling that saw the illegalisation of nearly all devices aimed at allowing the running of homebrew and pirated games on the Nintendo DS, MCV has confirmed that some outlets are still selling the accessories. Though many of the links that come up in a Google search for …

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R4 ban extends to all DS copy devices

It has been confirmed that the recent High Court ruling that illegalised the R4 DS card in the UK has also illegalised a number of other devices designed to perform the same task on Nintendo’s handheld. Specifically, the ruling applies to R4 DS, CycloDS Evolution, M3 DS, DS Linker, EZ, …

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ELSPA delighted with R4 ruling

The UK anti-games piracy movement is enjoying a major victory today with news that the London High Court has ruled that the importing, advertising or sale of R4 cards is now officially illegal in the UK. UK games trade body ELSPA has welcomed the decision, which comes as a result …

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