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Court of Vibo Valentia condemns dealer for trading evasion devices for Nintendo



Court of Vibo Valentia condemns dealer for trading evasion devices for Nintendo


Nintendo is pleased to announce the sentence handed down by the Court of Vibo Valentia against an individual who bought and sold evasion devices for systems Nintendo DS And Nintendo 3DS through the website www.lupinvvshop.com (now closed). These devices were designed to violate the security measures implemented by Nintendo to protect yourself from pirate video games.

Specifically, this sentence, still open to challenge, sentenced the accused to 6 months of imprisonment, 10,000 euros for damages, an amount subject to a significant increase in the civil action, to a financial penalty and various prohibitions on the exercise of commercial activities. . The sentence is in line with similar decisions in both criminal and civil matters, from the first instance up to the Court of Cassation.

In the decision, the judge stated that the main use of cards R4 And Gateway was to circumvent the protective measures put in place to protect piracy. Even where there may be secondary uses of the cards, the judge acknowledged that “whoever buys a video game console, precisely because of its own characterization, does so, exclusively or absolutely prevalently, to carry out this form of entertainment and not for all other abstractly possible activities “.

Nintendo will continue to take legal action against those who deal with circumvention devices or offer circumvention services to protect all those who create and publish video games for Nintendo platforms.

Nintendo advises its customers not to subsidize piracy by purchasing, reselling or offering such devices or services.