Posted July 23, 2008on:
I found this too funny not to post. Apparently, Nintendo’s in trouble due to some copyright infringement. Here’s the article from Zentendo:
Texans are strong, dedicated people. Not for the obvious reasons. Texan based Anascape Ltd. sued Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony back in 2006 quoting an infringed intellectual property that relates to the joystick featured on all three company’s controllers. Microsoft and Sony settled out of court. Nintendo didn’t. The two went toe to toe in the house of justice and Nintendo came out the loser. The judge ruled that the Big N owed $21 million to Anascape Ltd.
Nintendo didn’t pay the fine and stated they would appeal. Today, Anascape Ltd. won again; U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is issuing a ban tomorrow prohibiting Nintendo from selling any GameCube, Classic, or Wavebird Controllers that infringe on the original IP. The ban will be in effect as Nintendo takes the case to Federal Courts and attempts to fight the lawsuit.
So in lack of a better term, Nintendo wont pay a $21 million fine (which is nothing for such a big company) and now we wont be able to buy new Gamecube, Classic, or Wavebird controllers until Nintendo wins the case (which I hope they dont) , or pays the fine I would imagine. So once again, lets give a nice big thanks to Nintendo for messing things up = O !
–Saint of Swords
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