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Nintendo wins case against French filesharing service hosting pirated games -By Fsk


A French court has sided with Nintendo in an appeal launched by filehosting website operator Dstolarge, which was previously ordered to pay €935,500 (around £826k) after refusing to withdraw access to pirated Nintendo games Was.

Nintendo initially took legal action against DStorage after it ignored copyright notices demanding it remove illegal copies of Nintendo games hosted on its 1Feature service. The Judicial Court of Paris eventually ruled in favor of Nintendo, stating that filehosting services such as 1Fichier were responsible for blocking access to pirated content and ordered D’Storage to pay Mario Maker €935,500 in damages.

Dstorage, in turn, launched an appeal against the ruling, and two years later, that appeal has now failed. The Paris Court of Appeals once again sided with Nintendo, ordering Dstorage to pay the company €442,750 (£391k) in compensation, as well as €25,000 (£22k) to cover legal fees Gave.

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“Nintendo is pleased with the decision of the Paris Court of Appeals,” the company wrote in a statement following the court’s ruling. copies of video games despite prior notice, sharehosting services such as Dstorage (1fichier) are liable under French law and must remove or block access to such content and may be liable to pay compensation to rights holders whose intellectual property property rights have been violated.”

“The court’s ruling against dstorage is important not only for Nintendo,” it continued, “but also for the entire game industry. It will prevent sharehosters like 1Fichier from claiming that there is a court’s prior ruling before the content is pirated.” for removal, and additionally confirms the Court’s decision as to what notices rights holders must provide when claiming notified material infringes copyright or trademark rights.”

Today’s ruling comes during an eventful few weeks for Nintendo’s legal team, which has been busy seeking to monetize a Zelda art book leaker’s Discord divulges details, a Breath of the Wild multiplayer modder with copyright claims on YouTube. spamming, and allegedly pressuring GameStop. Fired the employee who leaked word of the Zelda Switch.