Nintendo has already chosen a different positive step in its fight toward Switch piracy, by acquiring a proper fight to the tune of $2 million. Nintendo recently filed a lawsuit against Uberchips.com and its owner as we reported back in May, Tom Dilts Jr., a website involved in trading instruments that can allow consumers to operate pirated matches. These types of tools are produced by Team-Xecuter, who is an unidentified hacking group has published many jailbreak hacks for the Switch according to many reports.
The owner of this site has allowed a $2 million judgment requested by the Northern District Court of Ohio, as seen in this proposed final judgment. The judgment also indicates that the property has to slaughter all of its leftover stock, and cannot sell related goods eventuality.
A second case, thought to be filed against eight lesser-known site operators, is said to be ongoing. Team-Xecuter has denied Nintendo’s claims that it is a piracy group and has previously accused the company of censorship, monopolistic control, and legal scare tactics, believing they have the right to mess around with Nintendo’s property.
“Plaintiff is hereby awarded a judgment against all Defendants, jointly and severally, in the amount of $2,000,000.00,” reads the document. Moreover, a constant directive will stop UberChips and its worker Tom Dilts Jr from selling tools that can be utilized to adjust Nintendo’s products. Furthermore, the UberChips.com domain is to be returned over to Nintendo.
On top of this, all goods that can create harm to the Japanese firm’s device, and breach copyright, must either be transported to Nintendo or damaged.
Cease and destroy
“The Court besides orders, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §§ 503 & 1203, upon Nintendo’s selection, the seizure, impoundment, and/or destruction of all Circumvention Devices, all copies of S.X. O.S., and all other electronic material or physical devices within Defendants’ custody, possession, or control including any hard drives or other electronic storage devices containing such material that violate Nintendo’s rights under the DMCA or infringe copyrights owned or exclusively licensed by Nintendo,” reads the document.
Nintendo filed two lawsuits earlier this year toward those who have sold hacking designs for its hardware.