Tengen: Atari Games vs. Nintendo

In the late 80's, Atari Games created a subsidiary, Tengen, and became a Nintendo licensee. At the same time, they stole copyrighted information to get around Nintendo's lock-out chip. This led to the very first unlicensed games on the NES. A huge legal battle ensued that redefined fair use laws and Nintendo's 3rd party policies.

This video covers the history of Atari Games, the court case, and the aftermath

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1290d ago
1290d ago
Deathdeliverer1290d ago

I knew most of this. That code theft was risky as hell though. Can't believe they tried that. Desperate times...