Video Game Law Blog

January 01, 1991

(This is an archived case summary.)

Nintendo sought an order declaring the defendants to be in contempt of a court order restraining them from trading in an infringing multi-game video game cartridge. The court found the defendants in contempt since they had knowingly violated the court order by selling the infringing cartridge on two separate occasions. The defendants were fined $3,500 for each offence and were order to pay $5,000 for costs of the action on a solicitor-client basis.

Nintendo of America Inc. v. 798824 Ontario Inc.
1991, Fed Ct. of Canada (Trial Div.)
[1991] F.C.J. No. 47
Keywords: piracy – infringement
Summary by Chris Metcalfe