Nintendo loses lawsuit in Spain
Nintendo recently lost a lawsuit in Spain regarding a DS cracking device. What follows is the judges view on the whole thing.
“Ultimately what occurs is a manipulation of hardware to extend its utility, allowing users to use with both legitimate and illegitimate purposes, but not only illegitimate. …this leads to another question that is if Nintendo has an absolute right as the only manufacturer to create accessories or, other manufacturers can produce and offer accessories for Nintendo consoles provided copies of attachments are not originally created by Nintendo and therefore protected by industrial property rights. That question goes beyond the criminal and should be terminated by the Civil Court…” – Spanish Judge
So I don’t know where that leaves the legal issue regarding hardware copyright. If I were Nintendo I would dig deeper into my pockets and appeal for there is something wrong here.