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Nintendo Wins civil suit and $2.5 million USD against counterfeiters

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  1. zekrahminator

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    While Microsoft has recently lost a huge sum of money to make their console work, Nintendo has won a humble sum of money from a court case in Uruguay. Back in 2001, the international version of the FBI busted into a warehouse in Montevideo, Uruguay full of counterfeit Nintendo products. The goods were seized, and the mastermind was captured. The mastermind was charged by the government, and sued by Nintendo. While the mastermind somehow did get an executive pardon, he did not escape Nintendo's lawyers. Nintendo has sought and won $2.5 million USD from the mastermind, as compensation for the counterfeiting.

    Nintendo had this to say on this case, and piracy of their consoles in general:
    Source: 1Up
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    *claps*
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    Probably just covers their legal costs lol but I doubt this is just about money as Nintendo are loaded in cash.
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    i say good job.
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    i guess catching the counterfeiters is more important than catching Bin Laden? the FBI certainly has it priorities straight doesn't it
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    I wonder what kinds of merchandise were counterfeited? Hardware, software, or both? The article didn't specify what the items were, except for saying there were 30,000 of them.
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    Wile E Power User

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    What if the profits were being used to fund terrorists? Just food for thought.

    That's the question I have.
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    Most likely the software, dirt cheap game carts.
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    it was "international version of the FBI", so go ask other countries why they didn't catch Bin Laden :roll:
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    What is the international version of the FBI? The FBI only operates within U.S. borders. Do you mean Interpol?
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    "international version of the FBI" is probably some Uruguay bureau that deals with same kind of situations as USA FBI...
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    somehow, and I just think this, I dont believe this was money used to support Al - Qaida.
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    I don't either, I was just playing Devil's Advocate, so to speak.
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    zekrahminator McLovin

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    The "international version of the FBI" I was referring to was really the "National Board of Intelligence", for anyone who didn't read the source article. I was just having some fun, I'll have to endeavor to put the real name of all anti-crime bureaus in my news posts.

    But you have to admit, the thought of the FBI coming after some dudes making fake Gamecubes in Uruguay is hilarious :).
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    It is! :roll:
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    where do you think alot of conterfeit derived money goes? i dont think it would be put to good use, probs used to fund other illegal activities? anyhoo, good for Nintendo!

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