Nintendo has won a court ruling against PC Box, a distributor of hardware that allowed pirated games to run on their systems.
The First Instance Tribunal of Milan found that the company of so-called “circumvention devices” such as game copiers and mod chips enabled piracy. The ruling stated that circumvention devices were designed primarily to allow pirated software, and broke European copyright law.
“Nintendo is pleased that this ruling is consistent with a long line of judicial precedents established at national courts in a number of Member States including Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK,” Nintendo stated. “This decision is also entirely in line with several decisions from the Italian Supreme Court (Criminal Division) against sellers of circumvention devices as well as a recent ruling from the criminal appeal courts in Florence, which confirmed a first instance criminal decision, against the owners of PC Box.”
Nintendo recently held its first Nintendo Direct stream since the passing of late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. During the stream, it was announced that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess would be coming to the Wii U, packaged with an amiibo. It was also announced that Final Fantasy character Cloud Strife will be coming to Super Smash Bros. sometime in the future.