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Nintendo, others sue four R4 flash cart sellers in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2009 13:50 User comments (4)

Nintendo, others sue four R4 flash cart sellers in Japan Nintendo, Capcom and 53 other DS software manufacturers have filed lawsuit today against four sellers of the R4 flash cart device for the Nintendo DS handheld in Japan.
The plaintiffs are looking for an injunction on the sales and import of the device as well as monetary compensation for "losses" attributed to the R4. The R4 allows for users to place movies, music and pirated games on a MicroSD card for playback on the DS.

A judge ruled in February that importing and selling the R4 in Japan was illegal but Capcom and Nintendo say the device is still available, at least from four stores. Nintendo even says the vendors are ignoring cease-and-desist letters, forcing the second lawsuit.

"We are expecting the entire society, including users, to recognise that our company and other software manufacturers have extremely sustained damages from proliferation of illegal instruments such as the Game Copying Devices," added Capcom, via GI.biz. "The computer industries have sustained serious damages because of those vendors, and we expect to influence the society to eliminate such illegal instruments from the market."

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4 user comments

115.10.2009 16:04

Here is a radical idea....get rid of the monetary system and just have all the resources available for free use. Then there will be no need for companies to make money or profit and the world can just create what they want because they want to, not just for making money. Getting ride of the monetary system will eliminate identity theft, Chinese counterfeiting, etc. People will then be able to do what they want to do to benefit society, instead of just taking some dead end job to put food on the table. Furthermore this would get ride of most of the court cases dealing with lost profits and monetary gain. File sharing would no longer be called piracy, but just "sharing". And something that is relevant to this article, there would be no need to make flash carts b/c their would be no copyright protection or restrictions on what type of software can run on an electronic device (withing the limits of hardware).

Money isn't the solution to are problems, it is the problem.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Oct 2009 @ 16:05

215.10.2009 18:16

One could only hope sadly tho we walking monkeys are inherently greedy.

319.10.2009 13:19

It worked in Star Trek, but they had a few key things we don't. Teleporters would negate all travel/shipping costs. Replicators would produce anything and everything we ever need. And a universal feeling of peace doesn't hurt.

We could probably make due with any 2 of those, but I still don't see that happening. There are way to may sociopaths in political positions to "help" anybody.

422.10.2009 12:19

"We are expecting the entire society, including users, to recognise that our company and other software manufacturers have extremely sustained damages from proliferation of illegal instruments such as the Game Copying Devices," added Capcom, via GI.biz.


The ENTIRE society? So, it should somehow become a social moray that the opinions of a business match that or everyone else? No matter one's opinion on the legality or illegality of this situation, the idea of radically altering societal view to fit a business isn't a good thing.

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