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Nintendo wins UK injunction forcing ISPs to block games piracy websites

Thursday 12 September 2019 | 11:16 CET | News

UKIE, trade group for the UK games and interactive entertainment industry, has welcomed a High Court ruling regarding the sale and distribution of 'circumvention' devices for the Nintendo Switch.

The Court ruled that the sale and distribution of these devices is unlawful. Ukie said the devices, which allow the use of unauthorised copies of video games, threaten the businesses of those selling legitimate devices.

As a result of the ruling, Nintendo has won an injunction against UK ISPs Sky, BT, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, forcing them to block customer access to four websites advertising, distributing or selling devices that allow technological protection measures on the Nintendo Switch console to be bypassed. 



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Categories: Internet
Companies: BT / EE / Nintendo / Sky / TalkTalk / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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