U.S. News | Two Console ROM Websites in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Nintendo has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit worth millions of dollars against the operator of console ROM sites LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co in an Arizona district court, and unearthed by TorrentFreak.

The lawsuit cites three causes of action against Defendants’ Jacob Mathias and Mathias Designs LLC who own the websites and hosts thousands of games for download to be played on emulators or online for free.

According to the suit, the plaintiff claims that Nintendo titles has been top rated, searched and downloaded more than 60 million times from the LoveROMs website which receives 17 million visitors each month.

Nintendo of America is suing for damages on the counts of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition. The company is seeking damages worth up to $150,000 for the infringement of its copyrighted works, and up to $2 million for the infringement of its trademarks.

Arizona District Court
Judge: Steven P Logan
Case #: 2:18-cv-02282
Nature of Suit Copyrights
Cause Trademark
Case Filed: Jul 19, 2018


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