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Nintendo has won an injunction against seller distributing modded Switch hardware & pirated games

Update: Games Industry, the source of this information, made a mistake in their original article and it has since been amended without notification. Here’s what’s written at the bottom of their site:

For the record: A previous version of this article erroneously identified Moreno as a member of Team-Xecuter. This has been amended above.

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Apologies if anyone was misled.

Nintendo‘s war against copyright infringement, hacking and piracy continues, and the company has begun the new year with some good news. Nintendo has won an injunction against Team-Xecuter, a hacking group. Team-Xecuter released a Switch mod in early 2018 that enabled pirated games to be loaded into the console’s hardware. The games could be loaded onto console via the mod thanks to SD cards that contain the games, which Team-Xecuter sold. The injunction allegations did not include the modded NES Classic Edition that Team-Xecuter sold with over 800 games.

Team-Xecuter’s Sergio Moreno has been prohibited from “modifying, selling, renting, or distributing unauthorized copies of Nintendo technology, software, or trademarked material”. Moreno must destroy existing pirated software and modding devices, and provide some written certification to Nintendo that “circumvention software or devices, including but not limited to SX Pro or Trinket M0 chips, and/or illegal copies of games were in his or his agents’ possession at the date of the stipulated judgment and injunction or, if they were, have been destroyed”. The court ordered the parties involved to handled their on costs and attorney fees. Nobody, including the defendants, were fined. There were originally 10 John or Jane Does name in the suit, but these have been dismissed.

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18 comments

    1. Why bother with legal action? The short version is because you have to. Failure to defend IP can be used in court as evidence that you don’t own it.

      1. No, I meant why do ppl bother to do blatant rip offs of Nintendo fully knowing the Ninjas will be after them. I know these were modded which is one thing but then they give away free pirated games lol.

  1. It won’t stop the pirates from trying again, the war against piracy is like the war on drugs, it will always fail. There will be a switch emulator, there will be rom games, no matter how many lawsuits that throw at people, they always find a way to re-upload them somewhere else.

    1. They don’t have to beat the pirates. They only have to delay the pirates from penetrating the main stream market for another 3 years or so. By that point they’ll be gearing up for a new platform.

      That said, the war on piracy has actually been spectacularly successful. It is *a lot* harder to find the ROMs and ISOs you want than it was ten years ago. Personally, I find it kind of irritating as usually when I go looking for a ROM I already own the real game and just want to try some weird mod or patch someone made for it.

      1. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        I have to agree with you. 10 years ago finding ROMs was so easy that there were more than 100 websites hosting Nintendo games.

    2. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      The problem is they were selling modded Switch without caring about the presence of Nintendo. Of course this doesn’t stop the piracy in all the world but if Nintendo doesn’t move against those type of company or whatever they are everyone can basically what those people do. Which is not good.

  2. Wow, you guys twisted the news a lot. At least try to match the source you guys linked.

    This guy is just a reseller and is not from Team Xecuter, they are from China and this man is just one of the many resellers of modchips/flashcards.

    1. This was a mistake made by the source. It’s printed at the bottom of the article

      For the record: A previous version of this article erroneously identified Moreno as a member of Team-Xecuter. This has been amended above.

    1. This was a mistake made by the source. It’s printed at the bottom of the article

      For the record: A previous version of this article erroneously identified Moreno as a member of Team-Xecuter. This has been amended above.

  3. These fucking assholes sold pirated games? It’s one thing to sell mods (which I think should be legal), but selling roms on sd cards should get them in prison!

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