Since Japanese new copyright law in 2021, they’ve been more aggressive than ever before.
Just before the new
Funimation even managed to shutdown some pirate apps in relation to intellectual property (IP) relating to various
2022 continues this trend.
$3.5 million in damages?
As pointed out by IB Times:
“Four major Japanese
mangapublishers said Monday they will sue a US company accused of hosting servers for a piracy site, in the latest offensive against illegal copies of their graphic novels.
The publishing giants will file the lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court this week, a spokesman for Kodansha, one of the publishers involved, told AFP.”
“The four leading publishers — Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa — accuse web infrastructure company Cloudflare of copyright infringement for its role in hosting sites that distribute pirated copies of
They will seek a combined 400 million yen ($3.5 million) in damages, according to a source with knowledge of the suit.”
According to these publishers, the pirates in question have over 4000
By their own math and calculations, they feel Cloudflare (who hosted these
The 4 publishers in question:
The battle with piracy
And it’s not the best use of these publishers time when they should be focusing on a solution to copyright, region blocks, and