- Nintendo has been making quite an effort to fight against several DS flash carts.
However, their complaints against devices such as the R4 card
have been dismissed by Spanish Judge D. Gregorio Alvarez
who ruled that the respective devices can actually add functionality to the Nintendo DS meaning it's not all about piracy.
To quote: "A judge in Salamanca, Spain has taken a much more nuanced view of it in a case pitting Nintendo against Grupo Movilquick, who produced alternative cartridges for Nintendo DS devices.
The judge's ruling (translated from the original) appears to find that the alternative cartridges do, in fact, circumvent Nintendo's DRM and can be used for "pirating" games, but also extend the utility of the devices for perfectly legal purposes.
For that reason, the judge dismissed the lawsuit (translation from the [Register or Login to view links]
) noting that it doesn't make sense that the law would be intended to say that only Nintendo can expand the functionality of its devices, and the fact that Nintendo doesn't offer similar functionality shouldn't preclude others from doing so.
There are areas where Nintendo...