Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

National Mar 10, 2020

Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

The government on Tuesday approved a bill to expand the nation's anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines and academic texts. The current law only applies to the illicit downloading of music and videos. But following the revision of the copyright law, which the government ...

National / Crime & Legal Sep 17, 2019

Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. 'pirate' manga websites

Four Japanese publishers have filed a damages lawsuit with a court in New York against several U.S.-hosted websites that allow visitors to view manga, alleging "massive" copyright infringement. The publishers say that the websites, which offer content in Japanese, are successors of the now-shuttered pirate ...