Games recently obtained an order from a British court that it could appear before six major British providers – BT, EE, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. These are then forced to block access to various domains on their DNS servers, allowing Nintendo to access anti-grain content.
It’s primarily about websites that distribute ROMs to various Nintendo consoles. According to a press release, the order is worrying Torrent Freak including nsw2u.xyz, nsw2u.org, nsw2u.com, nsw2u.net and nswrom.com domains. These can be used to obtain illegal copies of games such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Miitopia.
Nintendo justified its claim, among other things, by saying that the privileges that could be achieved in this way would not only infringe copyright. Rather, it is a matter of business pages, which emerges from the fact that reaching the download link is associated with so-called click-through marketing.
The question is why the group’s lawyers have relied on such restraining orders. This is because users who receive console ROMs in this way will be familiar enough to avoid the resulting DNS modules. Related advertising will lead to more users accessing illegal offers and the benefit of a simple block will quickly go out.
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