Four Japanese publishing giants are seeking nearly Y400m in damages from us companies that published data on pirated manga comics

2022-06-15 0 By

Kyodo News on January 30, Japan’s four publishing giants Kodansha, Ji Eisha, Elementary school and KADOKAWA (KADOKAWA) recently decided to basically, in order to publish online without authorization to publish manga piracy website data, copyright infringement grounds, will be sued to the Tokyo District Court,IT demanded that Cloudflare, an American IT company, stop publishing the content and pay about 400 million yen (RMB 22.07 million yuan) in damages.Sources said the company signed with the largest piracy site, through Japan’s domestic server release.The operator may be overseas, and has released about 4,000 popular titles such as “One Piece” and “World of Kings,” which are said to have 300 million monthly views.The four companies aim to clarify the responsibility of service providers and prevent greater losses.The four companies reportedly told Cloudflare to stop publishing pirated versions starting in 2020, but received no response.Some companies have lost billions of yen since the end of last year.