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Nintendo pounces on global piracy outfit

Nintendo and the Hong Kong High Court have crushed a global piracy outfit by seizing over 10,000 illegal devices that violate DS and Wii copyright and trademarks.

Nintendo and the Hong Kong High Court have crushed a global piracy outfit by seizing over 10,000 illegal devices that violate DS and Wii copyright and trademarks.

Game copying devices that connect to the DS and mod chips for the Wii were seized in a raid of Supreme Factory Limited, with French company Divineo SARL also named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo.

"Piracy affects the entire video game industry, from large companies to independent developers," commented Jodi Daugherty, Nintendo of America's senior director for anti-piracy.

"It can destroy years of hard work by a team of very talented software developers, who strive to create games consumers enjoy playing. Copying the developers' work and spreading the game files globally is blatant stealing."

The High Court has prohibited the companies from further distribution and frozen assets ahead of legal proceedings.

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