Japan to make unauthorized downloads of all copyrighted work illegal

Japan will make it illegal to download without permission of copyright holders all works including manga, computer games and literary writings, after a government panel adopted the policy on Wednesday. In a report to the Cultural Affairs Agency, the panel called for broadening the scope of illegal downloads, currently restricted…[View more]

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  1. Harm caused to distributers by a Japanese theft site called Mangamura, which ended up difficult to reach last April, was evaluated at ¥300 billion.
    That is a tremendous sum. Is it dependent on a suspicion that each download would have been acquired at full retail esteem had it not been wrongfully accessible on the web?

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