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Court orders $12.7M in damages in 1st digital lock rules case

Media | 03/08/2017 8:46 pm EST

A Federal Court judge ruled last week that a defendant must pay damages for selling products that allowed users to bypass another company’s technological protections, in the first such ruling in Canada. The case sets a precedent that will have a ripple effect on other industries, including media, according to McCarthy Tétrault LLP intellectual property lawyer Barry Sookman. In a case between Nintendo Co. Ltd. and a Waterloo-Ontario based company called Go Cyber Shopping (2005) Ltd., judge Douglas Campbell determined that Go Cyber violated Nintendo’s technological protection measures (TPMs), including its boot up security checks, encryption and scrambling technologies and the physical configuration of the game cards by allowing users to circumvent them and...

Pokémon Go not augmenting wireless data reality

Media | 07/18/2016 9:11 pm EDT

Though the success of Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Pokémon Go mobile game could be the tip of the iceberg for augmented-reality applications, experts said they don’t expect wireless companies to make any major shifts in the way they offer data. “In terms of the wireless data, it’s still video that’s driving most of the growth and consumption,” Desmond Lau, an analyst with Veritas, said in a phone interview. Troy Crandall, an analyst with 3Macs, agreed and said that the game itself — which was released in Canada over the weekend (though Canadians have...

Nintendo to produce games for mobile devices

Media | 03/17/2015 6:26 pm EDT

Nintendo Co. Ltd. said Tuesday that it was launching to joint venture with DeNA Co. Ltd. to produce video games for smartphones and tablets. Nintendo said it would work with DeNA, a company involved in mobile games and Internet...