It’s been two months since Nintendo filed a lawsuit against RomUniverse. The court ordered the site’s owner, Matthew Storman, to pay $2,115,000 in damages, a $12 million settlement nintendo has claimed. There’s been a new development in this case, but with this development, an interesting detail has emerged.
Now, maybe you’ve thought about “what’s cheap about this” for a $2.1 million settlement. After the court ruled on this compensation, storman was unemployed and ordered to pay in installments of $50 per month. That means Storman can pay off his debt to Nintendo in 3,500 years. The funny thing is, Storman missed his first payment.
After Storman missed the payment, Nintendo applied for a strict court order to prevent Storman from resurrecting the site. The court also granted that request, ordering Matthew Storman to permanently destroy all Nintendo games and unauthorized copies of other ideas, including movies, books and music, as of August 17.
So Storman needs to destroy all the Nintendo games he has access to, he won’t be able to save the site by shutting it down. After Storman destroys the rum, he will submit a statement to the court (which will also be tried for perjury if it turns out he did not comply), and a Federal Court in California will confirm by August 20 whether Storman committed the destruction on that statement.
Thus, the chance of romuniverse resurrection is completely eliminated.