From/De: Capcom Co., Ltd.

The Tokyo District Court Rules Against the Distribution of Game Copying Devices Designed for the Nintendo DS

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) announced that along with Nintendo and other 53 software manufacturers who develop/sell video game software for play on the Nintendo DS (including Nintendo DSLite) filed a lawsuit in July of last year with the Tokyo District Court against multiple parties, who had been importing/selling the “R4 Revolution for DS”, a typical model of so-called game copying devices. The companies filed their action pursuant to the Japanese Unfair Competition Prevention Act (2008 (WA) No. 20886) seeking an injunction to stop the distribution of the game copying devices.

Today, the Tokyo District Court fully granted the injunction in favor of Nintendo and the 54 software manufacturers who have been impacted by the sale of these devices. This ruling is an acknowledgement of the validity of Nintendo’s and the other companies claims, confirming the game copying devices are a violation under Japan laws.

Capcom, Nintendo and software manufacturers will continue to pursue legal actions against game copying devices that allow the play of illegal copied software made available on the Internet.

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