Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 23:14 UTC
Games Nintendo has reportedly decided to stop all repairs of the original Nintendo after 24 years of support, Agence France Presse reported on Friday. A spokesperson said that the company has decided to end support due to increasingly short supplies of replacement parts. The iconic game system was sold as the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US and Europe, and as the Famicom in Japan. Nintendo's Ken Toyoda said that while the company is sad to turn its back on the NES, the company wanted its legions of loyal fans to focus on the Wii, currently the best selling next-generation console worldwide.
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by Hiev on Tue 6th Nov 2007 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Nintendo is a copyright, the brand not the product it self.

In a country if you stop supporting a product it is out to the comsumer what to do with a product with no support.

Edited 2007-11-06 00:43

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by JonathanBThompson on Tue 6th Nov 2007 00:57 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

Copyright doesn't end until some number of years after the death of the author, or at least a very long time (I'd have to verify what it currently is, and there's some variation amongst the signature countries, which is most of the planet) and has zero to do with whether or not it's "supported" as that has no legal merit whatsoever towards copyright. Trademarks that aren't defended are potentially lost, and if they're defended properly and renewed, can go on indefinitely: copyright is something that's given, and can't be merely swept aside because you don't care that the originators of the work don't "support" it anymore.

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by jebb on Tue 6th Nov 2007 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
jebb Member since:
2006-07-06

OK, so Hiev here obviously has trademark and copyright mixed up. Like anybody is going to argue the IP-related legalese is the easiest stuff on earth to understand...

Honestly, since when is this a good enough reason to mod a comment down into oblivion?? Modded up.

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