Nintendo wins lawsuit against German seller DS flash cards




In Germany, Nintendo has won a lawsuit against SR Tronic. The German company sells flash cards for the Nintendo DS. The court states that, according to Nintendo devices to play pirated games make possible, are illegal.

R4 flashcard for Nintendo DS The verdict does not seem to be online, but lets Nintendo already know that the judge SR Tronic sentenced to pay one million euros compensation to the Japanese company.

In January, the European Court of Justice did not the statement that things are not necessarily prohibited as converting consoles itself, because there are legitimate uses for example a modchip. It is therefore for the national courts to decide whether a modchip or flash card is illegal or not. The Dutch court has already ruled that the sale of flash cards is illegal, and so the German Court fells are the same judgment.

Nintendo states in its press release that the Japanese company intends to proceed with the prosecution of manufacturers, importers and sellers of commercial hardware that facilitate playing pirated games. Appeal would still be possible in the German case.

Flash cards like R4, DSTT and Acekard are cartridges for the Nintendo DS, which from an SD card ROMs of DS games can read and play. With such a flash card so it is not necessary to buy a DS game in the store, an internet extracted DS ROM is enough.


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