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Japan to Crack Down on Anime and Manga Piracy

The Japanese government alongside 15 leading producers and distributors of anime and manga are set to begin a huge anti-piracy campaign against 580 sites. To complement the initiative the group will also launch a brand new portal directing pirates to official content being targeted by the scheme.

Distributor Offers To ‘Purify’ and Monetize Pirate Files

A manga creator and distributor has offered to do something positive with thousands of unauthorized copyright files to be found on file-sharing networks. In what appears to be a first of its kind project, users will be encouraged to upload their illicit media to a website where they will be…

Anime Uploader Arrested By Police

A man from Japan has been arrested by police for infringing copyright on file-sharing networks. The 25 year-old from Ashiyashi City, Hyogo, was detained April 4th on accusations that he uploaded anime and manga without the copyright holders’ permission. According to the police, the unemployed man uploaded the 50th episode…

Online Piracy Can Boost Comic Book Sales, Research Finds

A new academic study shows that piracy can have a positive effect on comic book sales under some conditions. The empirical research, which zooms in on Japanese Manga comics, suggests that sales of ongoing comics dip when pirated versions are more readily available, while those for completed series go up.

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