$6.6m In Fines Issued Against Video Game ‘Pirates’

$6.6m In Fines Issued Against Video Game ‘Pirates’

The Paris’ Court of Appeals last week issued €4.8 million ($6.6 million) in fines against a half-dozen companies importing and selling devices that can be used on Nintendo platforms to play homebrew and pirated games, Electronic Theater reports.

The report calls these devices “linkers” but says they’re also know as R4 cards or Magicom. The court imposed more than €460,000 ($633,000) in criminal fines, damages payable to Nintendo in excess of €4.8 million and, in some instances, ordered suspended prison terms.

That last thing means: Do it again and you could go to prison.

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