While the Internet has long talked of "Nintendo Ninjas" that will spring at a moment's notice to take down the latest unwitting fan game or Internet post, never before has the video game giant's prior behavior been made so clear as it has been with the apparent leaking of Nintendo of America's (NOA) proposal to "deal with" 3DS hacker Neimod in 2013.
Some call it stalking. Some call it extortion. But is it either?
And perhaps more importantly, is what Nintendo has allegedly been doing legal? Ethical? Both? Neither?
Let's dive in.
Nintendo knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for Koopa's sake...in Virtual Legality.
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