Nintendo has sued the illegal download site RomUniverse in the United States for violating copyright on Nintendo games. Polygon writes that.
The website distributes ROM games, illegal copies of games that can often be played via a PC. According to Nintendo, RomUniverse is one of the largest and most notorious online distributors of ROMs, with 300,000 downloads of Nintendo Switch games and 500,000 downloads of 3DS games.
Nintendo is claiming damages of $ 150,000 (over $ 136,000) per copyright violation, with every copied game infringing copyright. In addition, Nintendo wants $ 2 million per trademark infringement. According to Nintendo, the brand can be seen in various games.
RomUniverse offers books and films online in addition to the Nintendo games. Users can sign up for a $ 30 subscription a year to download games faster.
In recent times, Nintendo has been acting more often against copyright infringement. Earlier this week, for example, the company won a lawsuit in the UK requiring five internet providers to block four different websites offering illegally copied games.
In November 2018, Nintendo settled with ROM websites LoveRoms.com and LoveRetro.co for more than $ 12 million for similar charges.