In 2018, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Sergio Moreno, a California seller of pirated Switch games and Switch modification services, seeking to legally prohibit it from continuing to engage in piracy business that harms Nintendo’s interests. It is reported that the California court has ruled on the case, Sergio Moreno has now been issued a permanent injunction, requiring it to continue to engage in the sale of unauthorized Nintendo-related pirated technology, games, software, and the person also needs to destroy all pirated materials and equipment in his hands.
Part of the ban
In January 2018, the hacker group Team-Xecuter announced that it had cracked the Nintendo Switch console, which also led to the emergence of Switch pirated game merchandise. The defendant, Sergio Moreno, benefited from the mass sale of pirated devices, software and pirated services made by Team-Xecuter, and the provision of pirated services to others, and that all kinds of pirated games and pirated Switch consoles could be purchased at Sergio; Sergio will not be able to continue to engage in the above illegal activities and will not be able to challenge this judgment in any forum.
As one of the world’s best-known gaming companies, Nintendo has been very focused on protecting its intellectual property, and the website of the hacking group Team-Xecuter has become one of the few sites shut down by the UK through ISPs rules because of piracy of Switch consoles.