RomUniverse Aims to Crowdfund Legal ‘Piracy’ Battle With Nintendo
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RomUniverse Aims to Crowdfund Legal ‘Piracy’ Battle With Nintendo

Download portal RomUniverse plans to put up a fight against Nintendo. The site, which the game publisher accuses of brazen and mass-scale copyright infringement, hopes that people will donate money to crowdfund its upcoming legal expenses. Two weeks ago, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the game download portal RomUniverse. The website, which also allows users to download movies and books, stands accused of massive copyright infringement, including that relating to many Nintendo titles. “The Website is among the most visited and notorious online hubs for pirated Nintendo video games. Through the Website, Defendants reproduce, distribute, monetize, and offer for download thousands of unauthorized copies of Nintendo’s video games,” the Japanese gaming giant wrote. In the complaint filed at a federal court in California, Nintendo further stated that the site, which reportedly has 375,000 members, offers downloads for nearly every video game system it has ever produced. According to the game company, “hundreds of thousands of copies” have been illegally downloaded through RomUniverse. The site, meanwhile, profits from this by offering premium memberships that allow users to download as many games as they want. The alleged operator of RomUniverse is California resident Matthew Storman. He was served shortly after the […]

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