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Nintendo asks Korea to probe websites

Nintendo on Monday in a rare move demanded South Korean prosecutors investigate domestic websites that have uploaded illegal copies of the company's games. The move marks the first time the Japanese video gamesmaker has called upon prosecutors in Asia to help combat piracy, a problem that has dogged the games industry increasingly in recent years.

Until now the company had issued warnings to pirates but had not requested action from the relevant prosecutor. The company has been more active in the US and Europe, with some perpetrators fined millions of dollars.

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