This battle Nintendo is undertaking is part of its plan to stop the “serious, worsening international problem” of piracy. In the lawsuit, Nintendo states that Bowser’s actions “continue to put more than 79 million Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at risk from piracy.”
Nintendo is looking to shut down Bowser’s operations and for damages that equate to $2,500 for each trafficked device and $150,000 for each copyright violation.Nintendo has no tolerance for those who are looking to infringe upon its copyright. In 2018, Nintendo was awarded $12 million following its lawsuit against two ROM hosting sites, and in 2020, it sued a TikTok influencer and OnlyFans star over Pokemon branding and merchandise.
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