Back in 2019, We wrote about Nintendo’s efforts to shut down the website RomUniverse, which hosted and sold premium access to pirated versions of Nintendo games.The proceedings are over, the site is gone, and Nintendo has been sought for $ 2.1 million in damages.
So Trent freak report, RomUniverse’s Matthew Storman actually decided to fight Nintendo in court, and even without a lawyer. That didn’t work for Storman. “Based on the dispute that he uploaded the file to that website,” his defense was soon taken up by a real Nintendo lawyer, who made Storman’s own oath statement. I was able to point out where I admitted … Upload the ROM file to my site.
Nintendo initially sought $ 90,000 in damages for each of the 49 games found on the website, but the judge said that number was sufficient because Storman had already closed the website and was now unemployed. Each company was awarded $ 35,000, stating that it was. Nintendo was also awarded a single total of $ 400,000 for statutory trademark damages.
It’s important to note that Storman wasn’t just hosting pirated versions of Nintendo’s games, it also sold premium access for $ 30 to allow users to quickly access ROM files. In the last year of RomUniverse’s operation, Storman says he earned between $ 30,000 and $ 36,000 from these payments.