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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…

Japan Planning Up to Two Years in Prison For Manga Pirates

While downloading copyright-infringing movies and music is illegal in Japan, downloading static images such as manga is not. According to local reports, the Agency for Cultural Affairs intends to criminalize the practice, with jail sentences of up to two years and fines of two million yen (US$17, 729)

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