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Nintendo files lawsuit against Amazon Switch hack reseller, says piracy is a “serious, worsening international problem”

Posted on November 18, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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Polygon is reporting that Nintendo of America filed a lawsuit today against an Amazon Switch hack reseller, Le Hoang Minh. The company says its copyright measures have been circumvented in selling an RCM Loader as a means to “jailbreak” the system.

Nintendo previously sent a DMCA notice in hopes of initially dealing with the situation. After that, the seller issued a counterclaim. Amazon was required to relist the RCM Loader as a result unless Nintendo filed an infringement lawsuit. Nintendo now wants to stop the seller and receive $2,500 in damages for each infringement.

In its lawsuit, Nintendo points to a “serious, worsening international problem” with video game software piracy. For this particular case, the RCM Loader lets users play unauthorized games.

You can read up on the court filing in full below.

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