Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Sega are asking for an injunction against sales and damages up to $100,000 per infringement, charging in their complaint: "Sellers have been openly and notoriously trafficking in the sale of counterfeit and unpublished video games and illegal devices.... Some of the video games and/or hardware listed for sale on Yahoo's sites are authentic, including — just as in any flea market — people selling used game consoles, controllers and games. On any day, however, Yahoo's sites offer for sale scores of illegal products."
Has Yahoo knowingly been profiting from a pirate's nest? Yesterday three of the biggest video game companies sued the biggest web site, accusing Yahoo of essentially operating a hot pawn shop.