• KYODO, Staff report

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Thirteen major film production companies filed a civil lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court on Thursday alleging that three people had created 10-minute edited versions of their films — known as “fast movies” — and then uploaded them to YouTube without consent.

The three have already been convicted in a separate criminal case, but the latest case is seeking compensation from the defendants. Toei Co., Toho Co. and Shochiku Co. are among the 13 plaintiffs in the lawsuit seeking ¥500 million ($3.88 million) in damages, according to the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA).

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