DL; DR: After winning a lengthy legal battle against Matthew Storman in May, Nintendo is seeking a permanent restraining order against its site Rome Universe because it failed to pay the first $ 50 of its $ 1.1 million debt. Did not respect the law.
In 2019, Nintendo sued Storeman as the owner of the Rome Universe, claiming it was illegally distributing copyrighted Nintendo games. Storman chose to represent himself. A California federal court eventually awarded Nintendo 35 35,000 for each of the 49 games available on the site, plus ,000 400,000 for trademark damages.
According to him, during his testimony, Storman’s only source of income was “unemployment and food stamps.” Before closing as part of a deal with Nintendo last year, the Rome Universe was earning about $ 800 a month.
Nintendo has already issued a restraining order against Stormman’s exploitation of the Rome Universe, which will prevent the site from rebooting. But their request was denied because the site failed to prove that they had caused irreparable damage, which is a legal requirement because it was already offline.
However, Nintendo’s lawyers now say in a recent phone call with Storman that he did not rule out the possibility of a legal relaunch of the site. Nintendo’s lawyers argue that the failure to pay the first $ 50 of its $ 1.1 million debt will prevent further threats of financial repercussions. Author.
“Failure to pay even about $ 50 per month, an amount he proposed and accepted, proves that Nintendo does not have adequate legal assistance for the defendant’s past or future violations and underscores the need for a permanent restraining order,” Nintendo’s lawyers wrote. .
It took Storman 3525 years to pay off his $ 2.115 million debt at a rate of $ 50 a month set by the court.
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