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1: Nintendo Wins Battle Against Piracy Software Company

First off today, the AFP reports that Nintendo has reached a settlement with Tropic Haze, the makers of the popular Yuzu Nintendo Switch emulator, with the latter agreeing to pay $2.4 million in damages and to end the project.

Nintendo sued Tropic Haze last week alleging that Yuzu enabled widespread piracy of Nintendo Switch games by enabling users to play games on other platforms, including PCs. According to Nintendo, Yuzu, as an emulator, allowed users to bypass various copyright protections on Switch games, resulting in infringement on a “massive scale.”

The case is already over with a new settlement being filed. Tropic Haze has agreed to no longer offer Yuzu for download, to turn over the relevant domains to Nintendo and pay $2.4 million in damages.

2: Authors Suing OpenAI Lose Bid to Halt Rival N.Y. Copyright Lawsuits

Next up today, Blake Brittain at Reuters reports that a California judge has denied a request by authors to prevent OpenAI from defending against other lawsuits, saying that it has no authority or cause to grant such a request.

The lawsuit was filed by a collection of high profile authors who accuse OpenAI of using their work without permission to train their AI systems. The authors had hoped to pause similar cases filed by other groups, saying that allowing similar cases to move forward would create legal uncertainty and waste the court’s time.

However, the judge found that he had no authority to prevent OpenAI from defending similar cases in different courts and that there no grounds for such an injunction.

3: Publishers Target LibGen Domains, IPFS Gateways, Plus $30m in Piracy Damages

Finally today, Ernesto Van der Sar at Torrentfreak writes that a collection of textbook publishers are seeking a default judgment in their case against Library Genesis (LibGen), which they hope will include $30 million in damages and a broad injunction.

The publishers filed the case last year, claiming that the site offers a wide variety of their textbooks for free without a license. However, LibGen has not responded to the case or participated, prompting the publishers to seek a default judgment against them.

Though it’s unlikely they’ll collect on any damages awarded, the publishers are also seeking a broad injunction that would not only result in the seizure of LibGen domains, but prevent third parties from working with the company including various service providers it uses to stay online.

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