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A real-life Nintendo hero, John Kirby has passed away at the age of 79. Kirby defended Nintendo against litigation from Universal Studios after the release of Donkey Kong in 1984. As thanks, John Kirby was later used as the namesake for Nintendo and HAL Laboratory’s character Kirby. He died from complications of Myelodysplastic syndrome. John Kirby was a civil rights lawyer, helping to create the foundation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Although his most famous case was Universal City Studios, Inc v. Nintendo Co., Ltd, his career of over forty years spanned many litigation cases from Pepsi to General […]

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