Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims

National May 14, 2018

Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims

The police have opened an investigation into the now-blocked Mangamura website after publishers last year filed copyright violation claims against the provider of pirated comics, investigative sources said Monday. The website, which once drew over 100 million visitors a month, has been inaccessible since April, ...

Editorials Sep 16, 2017

Tussle over music copyright fees

Music content providers and music class operators should make every effort to find middle ground so they can ensure the healthy development of music education while duly protecting the rights of copyright holders.

Rise of AI-assisted art raises challenges notions of proprietary rights

Business / Tech Jun 23, 2017

Rise of AI-assisted art raises challenges notions of proprietary rights

Artificial intelligence is finding its way into the world of music, literature and art, raising never-before-considered questions about a creator's role. A team led by Shigeki Sagayama, professor of mathematical engineering and information physics at Tokyo's Meiji University, has created software that can compose a ...

National May 10, 2016

Japan moves to protect 'copyrights' of AI creations

The Japanese government plans to develop a legal framework to protect copyright on novels, music and other works created by artificial intelligence. The government's intellectual property task force led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the decision during a meeting Monday as the group believes ...