Gary Bowser, a man who shares a homonymous with the greatest Némesis of Mario, has reached a guilty agreement with the US Department of Justice. UU that you will see it to pay Nintendo $ 4.5 million in damage. Bowser, the leader of the Xecuter piracy group, was arrested last year and accused of 11 serious crimes, along with the alleged member of Xecuter, Max Louarn. Earlier this year, Nintendo of America filed a lawsuit against Bowser. In that demand, Nintendo alleged that Bowser and Xecuter «manufacture and illegally traffic in an unauthorized operating system called SX OS, and the piracy tools that accompany you to install it». These piracy tools allowed users to illegally download the Nintendo Switch ROMs online, transfer them to a memory card and then reproduce them on the console.
In a guilty agreement shared by Torrentfreak, Bowser admits that he hedated and deliberately participated in the illegal company since June 2013 to the arrest of him on September 28, 2020. The Nintendo Switch was not thrown until 2017, but Bowser and Xecuter have been selling tools for Nintendo systems for some time, offering options for DS, Wii and 3DS.
The presentation also establishes that the company tried to cover up its illegal activity with an alleged desire to support homemade beer enthusiasts who wanted to design their own games, but «The predominant and main design of the company s products was to allow Buyers play rom pirated. »
In addition to the refund, Bowser could also face several years in prison for selling the hardware. In addition to allowing users to download ROM from Switch, the operating system also allowed them to copy software complained legally and share it online. Nintendo has been known for a long time to persecute the pirates, but the fact that Xecuter charged for this software could have become a much larger goal for the company. It would be impossible for Nintendo to prevent all pirate in and share their online games, a fact that is becoming too evident in the switch era. However, those who infringe the copyright of the company and try to make money with them will probably be with the same problems as Bowser.
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