UK Court Ruling Protects Nintendo Switch from Online Copyright Infringement

    Private: Amanda Doran

    On September 10, 2019, the United Kingdom’s England and Wales High Court announced a decision in the matter of Nintendo Co Ltd v. Sky UK Ltd & Ors that requires the UK’s five major internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to websites that distribute pirated Nintendo Switch games.

    Due to an inability to identify the operators of the infringing websites, the Court ruled under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 that the ISPs must block access to the websites to protect Nintendo’s firmware, game software, and “copyright works including the sound-track, graphics, and text.”

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    Read the High Court’s Decision

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