When Pokemon Sword and Shield leaks took over the Internet in early November 2019, Nintendo immediately launched into a series of investigations and lawsuits.
Now, Nintendo has publicly named Portuguese website FNintendo as one of the leakers, and more surprisingly FNintendo has admitted to the offense.
What is Nintendo's leak strategy here and why are they pursuing it?
What is a non-disclosure agreement and how does it operate to provide legal protection against leaks of just this type?
Why would FNintendo ever admit to culpability here, and was there some kind of agreement between the site and Nintendo?
If you admit to the offense there's no shield to protect you...in Virtual Legality.
#Pokemon #Leaks #FNintendo
Discussed in this episode:
"Nintendo’s Aggressive Hunt to Find Pokémon Leakers Has Found a New Target"
Vice Games - February 11, 2020 - Patrick Klepek
"The Pokemon Company v John/Jane Doe 1-3"
"Unilateral Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)"
"Nintendo fingers rogue reviewer for Pokémon Sword and Shield leaks"
Eurogamer - February 11, 2020 - Tom Phillips
"Comunicado do FNintendo"
FNintendo Post - February 11, 2020
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