Several weeks ago, ROM distribution website owners, pirates, and retro fans were taken aback when Nintendo sued the owners of LoveROMS for millions of dollars in damages.
The lawsuit was filed in the court of Arizona, with Nintendo asking USD150,000 for every ROM that was illegally copied and uploaded to LoveROMS for distribution on the Internet.
Today we’ve learned that the owners of LoveROMS and Nintendo are open to resolving the matter outside of court. The attorney representing LoveROMS has requested a three week extension for the owners of the website to provide Nintendo the documents they’ve requested so they get closer to a settlement.
By settling outside of court, not only will Nintendo save time and money, but the owners of LoveROMS won’t be sued into bankruptcy. Nintendo’s lawsuit has served as a very effective deterrent and warning to other similar ROM websites, with one voluntarily shutting down.
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