"Plaintiff is hereby awarded judgment against all Defendants, jointly and severally, in the amount of $12,230,000", the judgement reads. The two parties in the lawsuit have reached a settlement, and though Nintendo won't be taking home as much as it was originally seeking, it's still receiving a not-insignificant amount of money. Both the LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co domains will cease operation and also be handed over to Nintendo. "Through the websites, the defendants reproduce, distribute, publicly perform and display a staggering number of unauthorized copies of Nintendo's video games, all without Nintendo's permission".
After the initial complaint was filed to court in July, Mathias and his wife immediately took both sites down out of fear, alongside multiple other ROM site owners who did not want to be next. "To access legitimate Nintendo games online, please visit [our_site] for information about the [Game Store]".More news: Mahathir Mohamad: Goldman Sachs bankers ‘cheated’ Malaysia
The lawsuit initially resulted in LoveROMS and LoveRETRO pulling all Nintendo titles from its roster, with both websites going offline shortly after. "This includes thousands of games developed for almost every video game system Nintendo has ever produced".
Nintendo's three-count complaint alleged the sites engaged in copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition - and, according to TorrentFreak, the court agreed.More news: Rajinikanth’s Petta Release Date
A judgement released today has gone Nintendo's way, and is holding the owners of long-standing websites LoveROMS and LoveRETRO responsible for a whopping total of $12 million Dollars of damages to the Japanese video game giant.
We'll see if the publisher continues its hunt in the future for other ROM sites, but obviously it's focusing on its own business, with the Let's Go games releasing for Switch this week and Super Smash Bros.More news: Victims Sue PG&E Over Northern California Wildfire