Nintendo clamps down on Pokémon Go fakes


Nintendo’s new app “Pokémon Go” has been the target of widespread piracy with the Japanese company being forced to police the internet for fakes.

The game, already being played by millions of people around the world, is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Germany and the UK. It has yet to be released elsewhere.

According to copyright news website, TorrentFreak, pirated copies have been downloaded “millions of times” and unauthorised instructions on how to download the game are also spreading online.

Nintendo, according to TorrentFreak, has already sent several takedown requests to Google’s Blogger service and the search engine function this week.

The notices include various links to pirated copies of the game and ask Google to remove them.

TBO has contacted Nintendo for a comment and will update the story accordingly.

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