Nintendo is continuing their efforts to squash piracy issues, and this time they're going after two sites known for providing ROMs. Nintendo has filed lawsuit against both LoveROMs and LoveRetro, sites that provide access to tons of Nintendo titles across various platforms. The sites are illegally hosting/distributing ROMs for Nintendo games, and Nintendo wants this to stop immediately.
“The LoveROMs and LoveRETRO websites are among the most open and notorious online hubs for pirated video games. Through the LoveROMs and LoveRETRO websites, Defendants reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and display a staggering number of unauthorized copies of Nintendo’s video games, all without Nintendo’s permission. Defendants are not casual gamers but are instead sophisticated parties with extensive knowledge of Nintendo’s intellectual property and the video game industry more generally.”
Nintendo is looking for $150,000 per infringing Nintendo game and up to $2,000,000 for each trademark infringement. Nintendo has also requested a permanent injunction ordering the sites to stop their infringing activities, and turning over the domain names. Finally, Nintendo also wants to know the sources behind the ROMs.