…Nintendo has confirmed that yes, yes it is.
First off, the infamous events at Serebii.net and Poke(r?)beach where they received a C+D over the posting of screenshots of Black and White. Basically, stop posting them or face legal consequences of having their site taken down. Many suspect that the C+D are false, myself included. However, when both Serebii.net and Poke(r?) beach contacted the lawyer, the guy said it was true. If it true, Nintendo could afford a more professional lawyer.
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While Nintendo is in the legal right, this is also, in my opinion, a stupid move. The only thing Nintendo needs more then a better lawyer is a better advertising team for the Pokemon games. People posting the screenshots and images on websites like this is the best advertising they could hope to end. I don’t know about anyone else, but Serebii.net got me far interested in the game then I bet one of their half-butted ads would have.
Meanwhile, Nintendo has also put in anti-pirating measure in the Pokemon Black and White roms. Seems that anyone who tries to use roms can’t level up! While it’s funny to see what quotes Sankuku chooses from 2chan to include on his site, I don’t really have an opinion on video game pirating, or whether it’s a good thing or bad thing. Pirating Pokemon, I think is just dumb, because Pokemon is a game meant to be played with others, but if you want to take that element (and one of the best parts) out of your game experience just so you don’t have to pay any money, uh, your life.
Nintendo. What will they think of next? Remember guys, Nintendo has made it clear…