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Back in 2019, Nintendo cracked down majorly on RomUniverse, one of the most well-known sites that hosted copies of games for the company’s older systems, typically known as “ROM” files. Nintendo successfully sued the website’s owner, Matthew Storman, for $2.1 million dollars in damages, to be paid in $50 monthly increments, which weren’t paid.

In the latest chapter of this unexpected saga, a judge for the Central District of California has ordered that Storman “permanently destroy all unauthorized Nintendo games or other unauthorized copies of Nintendo’s intellectual property including movies, books, and music no later than August 17, 2021.” This comes after Nintendo sought a permanent injunction after the aforementioned $50 fines weren’t paid, to prevent the website from launching again, ROMs intact.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Storman complies or if he will continue to “sail the high seas”.

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Written by Tom Brown

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