Nintendo Supporting Recent Crackdown on Mod Chipped Systems.

2 08 2007


Aug. 1, 2007

Nintendo News

Nintendo Supports U.S. Raids on Copyright Circumvention Devices

Today U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents executed 32 federal
search warrants in 16 states as part of an investigation into the alleged sale
and distribution of illegal modification chips for various video game
consoles, including Nintendo’s Wii™ home video game system. The mod chips
designed for the Wii console circumvent the security embedded in the hardware
and allow users to play counterfeit Wii software.

This Immigrations and Customs Enforcement investigation represents the largest
national enforcement action of its kind targeting video game piracy. Nintendo
has worked closely with this branch of the Department of Homeland Security,
and fully supports its actions and other investigations currently underway.

“Nintendo and its developers and publishers lost an estimated $762 million in
sales in 2006 due to piracy of its products,” said Jodi Daugherty, Nintendo
of America’s senior director of anti-piracy. “Nintendo’s anti-piracy team
works closely with law enforcement officials worldwide to seize mod chips and
counterfeit software. Since April, Nintendo has seized more than 91,000
counterfeit Wii discs globally.”

Via Press Release

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2 08 2007
Damian

Finally after all the second rate things like terrorism, drugs and muderings out of the way I can finally sleep well at night knowing the FBI is making sure my neighbor doesn’t duplicate a copy of wii sports -.-

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