The Couple Jacob and Cristian Mathias owners of LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co have agreed with a judgment with Nintendo to pay $12 million for the direct and indirect copyright and trademark infringement of Nintendo’s IP. The sites offered illegally pirated roms for Nintendo Games for users to download and illegally play without the consent of Nintendo.
Regardless of what we think of this, it is illegal, even though many people think they are providing a service to give access to games that are no longer available and keeping alive a period no longer available.
Now both of the sites have been pulled down and they simply say this
“Our website, LoveROMS.com/LoveRetro.co, previously offered and performed unauthorised copies of Nintendo games, in violation of Nintendo’s copyrights and trademarks. LoveROMS.com/LoveRetro.co acknowledges that it caused harm to Nintendo, its partners, and customers by offering infringing copies of Nintendo games and has agreed to cease all such activities. To access legitimate Nintendo games online, please visit www.nintendo.com for information about the Nintendo Game Store.”
You can read the original judgments below
The judgment can be read here
the Injunction can be read here