It was announced last year that Japan was tightening up their copyright laws. Mostly related to online material.
In this case,
That also comes with a $18K fine on top.
This only applies to natives within Japan though, or anyone caught doing it in Japan as well.
It has no effect on countries outside Japan.
But what about
One thing that wasn’t mentioned explicitly in the new Japan copyright law is
They mentioned leech sites and pirates, but that was only relating to
But even then, this only applies to people within Japan and not anyone else outside of Japan.
Clearing up a myth
One myth related to Japan’s new copyright law is KissAnime was shutdown because of it.
This is false and nothing but fake news. Japan’s copyright laws have nothing to do with pirates like KissAnime getting shutdown.
For one, Japan’s new copyright law doesn’t stretch that far beyond their borders. And 2nd, they haven’t figured a way to make that happen.
Japan has nothing to do with any of that, if it were to happen. That’s why
What do you think is gonna happen from today as far as piracy?
I doubt it personally. Things for the most part will remain the same, and the battle of piracy vs legal will continue.
Let’s see how it goes.